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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Scar tissue on tongue
During this past summer I had a biopsy and then removal of a lesion containing moderate dysplasia. Since then scar tissue has developed that often swells and causes a lot of discomfort. Is there anything I can do about this?
Have you been back to see the doctor who did the biopsy? If not, it would be a very good idea to see that person and perhaps consider taking another sample. While this could be a reaction to embedded suture material, it would be important to make sure that the precancerous dysplasia hasn't progressed to something more serious.
Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University