Various lumps and bumps do occur in the mouth.
The vast majority of these are benign and harmless although they do need to be removed in most cases.
Biopsies are carried out under local anaesthetic and generally have a mild post operative course but do require a day off work.
Specimens recovered are usually sent to the laboratory for a report so that the nature of the lump/bump is determined. Results are then communicated by phone or at a follow up appointment.