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Benign Oral Mass

Benign tumors are a mass of cells/tumor that lack the ability to invade neighboring tissue and will not metastasize or spread.

What you need to know…
  • Benign tumors are not cancerous
  • Most of these tumors can be surgically removed, and patients return to eating and play shortly thereafter.

What ORAL MASS may look like:

oral mass tumor
Oral mass of the upper jaw.

oral mass upper premolar
Oral mass of the upper premolars


Possible Therapy / Treatment:

Surgical excision is the preferred treatment in the majority of cases. For the most common benign oral masses, a marginal excision is adequate while an invasive benign mass will require 1 cm of normal tissue.  

removal of oral mass
Closure of the oral surgery site after removal of mass.

Learn more about ORAL MASS:

A thorough examination under anesthesia with dental X-rays, biopsy, and oral surgery are performed. The biopsy is submitted to a board-certified pathologist.  He/she will examine the tissue to determine the cell type and make a diagnosis of a specific tumor that is present. Surgical excision is the preferred treatment in the majority of cases.  For the most common benign masses (fibromatous or ossifying epulus) a marginal excision (3-5 mm of normal tissue) is adequate while an invasive benign mass (Acanthommatous Ameloblastoma) will require 1 cm of normal tissue).  

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