Dr McHugh makes a diagnosis of oral lichen planus or another disorder based on the information you provide about symptoms, a careful examination of the abnormalities in your mouth and, if necessary, the results of a biopsy. 

BIOPSY

 

Dr McHugh may take a small tissue sample from one or more lesions in your mouth. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify a typical pattern of T lymphocytes consistent with a diagnosis of oral lichen planus.

Other more specialised microscopic tests may be needed to identify profiles of immune system proteins commonly associated with the disorder.

 

Our clinic is conveniently located in Penrith, and Dr McHugh also works from Sydney and Katoomba n the Blue Mountains.  Simply contact us at our Penrith clinic on 02 4721 8838 to schedule an appointment at any of Dr McHugh's locations.

HOW IS A DIAGNOSIS OF LICHEN PLANUS MADE?