Biopsy Instructions


  1. During the first day, you may apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. Mild swelling is normal for up to three days after surgery.
  2. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours.
  3. You may brush your teeth but be careful near the surgical site.
  4. Take all prescribed medications as directed. Do not take the antibiotic or pain medicine on an empty stomach, as this may cause nausea.
  5. You will be notified of pathology results as soon as our office receives them. It may take up to 1 week before results are available.
  6. If you have sutures that need to be removed, a follow-up appointment in 10-14 days will be scheduled.