What does the procedure involve?

October 9, 2019

The sample will be taken, and usually 2-3 dissolvable stitches will be placed to close the area. This helps to stop any bleeding and helps the area to heal.

Very occasionally, stitches are not needed and the area will be treated with a Silver Nitrate stick or bipolar electrocauterizing to stop the bleeding and then it will be left to heal.

Once the surgeon is happy that the area has stopped bleeding and you are feeling well, you will be allowed to leave.

The whole procedure usually takes approximately 20 minutes.

Could you be covered?

Recognised by major healthcare providers

Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK