Tissue biopsy is an indispensable tool as proper management of oral mucosal disease begins with diagnosis although a wide variety of biopsy techniques and devices exist the ultimate underlying goal is to obtain a representative tissue sample to facilitate histologic interpretation. Information on coding claims for oral and maxillofacial surgery oms this paper discusses coding for coding for oral and maxillofacial pathology this paper is to aid the oral and maxillo facial surgeon with proper diagnosis icd 9 cm and treatment cpt cdt coding for coding for oral and maxillofacial pathology. Oral tissue biopsy is a procedure that involves the removal either a portion or complete removal of any abnormal tissue within the oral cavity mouth the removed tissue is then examined in a pathology laboratory to identify any pre cancerous abnormality or to diagnose oral cancer. Oral biopsy and pathology in an oral biopsy procedure your doctor removes a section of suspicious tissue such as a lesion usually from the lining of the mouth called the mucosa or gums the abnormality may occur in any soft tissue or bone though. The excisional biopsy of oral soft tissues performed by a scalpel or laser with an associated patient cost for the procedure is in the range of 225 400 there is an additional pathology cost which is covered by patients medical insurance
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