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Dental science - structures of the oral cavity
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referring to the cheek
thin fold of tissue
referring to lips
referring to the tongue
Referring to the chin
referring to the nose
referring to the nose
referring to the mouth
fold of tissue
seam of tissue
Canthus of eye
corner of the eye
outer corner of eye
inner corner of eye
Smooth area between the eyes, just above the eyebrows
Midpoint between the eyes just below the eyebrows
outer corners of the nose
valley like depression between nose and lip
Mentum or Mental Protuberance
gonion or angle of the mandible
corner of mandible
flap of cartilage anterior to ear canal
external auditory meatus
outer ear canal opening
Area between the lips/cheeks and teeth.
oral cavity proper
all the area including your teeth and lingual to the teeth
Layer of connective tissue lining the oral cavity
thick, strong dense tissue layer surrounding the teeth, gums and on the roof of the mouth
tissue layer that covers the inside of the cheeks, lips, soft palate, and underside of the tongue and acts as a cushion for underlying structures.
covering the tongue; taste receptors.
The labial commissures of the face are located at the:
the corner of your lip
V-shaped depression between your nose and upper lip
the pink area of the lips
shallow depression, between ala of nose and corner of mouth
.Just below the lower lip, runs horizontally, and separates the lip from the chin
Shallow C like depression near corners of the mouth
thin fold of tissue between the lip and the jaw: 1 maxillary and 1 mandibular.
thin fold of tissue between the cheek and the jaw; generally at least 1 per quadrant.
Gently bulging area of bone covering the roots of the teeth
a small bump-like extension of bone, covered with soft tissue, located behind the the maxillary last molar.
triangular area of tissue located behind the mandibular last molars
a small bump-like area of tissue on the inside of the cheek about even with the maxillary first molar; salivary gland duct opening.
raised, white line on the buccal mucosa that runs parallel to where the teeth meet.
gum tissue; pink stippled mucosa surrounding the necks of the teeth
small, yellowish irregular areas inside lips or buccal mucosa, result of sebaceous glands
Vestibule Fornix or mucobuccal fold
the deepest area of the oral vestibule
roof of the mouth
bony anterior (front) portion of the palate. 2/3rds of the roof
posterior portion, not supported by bone. 1/3rd of the roof
extra boney growths located in the center of your hard palate
A small, raised, rounded bump of soft tissue on the palate behind the central incisors.
slightly raised seam of tissue extending down the midline of the palate
wrinkle-like raised horizontal folds of tissue on the anterior one third of the palate
two small depressions where the soft and hard palate meet
downward projection of the soft palate
region of the pharynx at the back of the nose and above the soft palate
behind the voice box
behind the mouth
the area of the oral cavity adjacent to the throat
glossopalatine muscle (anterior pillar of fauces)
the first archway in the posterior area of the mouth
pharyngopalatine muscle (posterior pillar of fauces)
the second archway in the posterior area of the mouth
masses of lymphatic tissue (filtering tissue located between the anterior and posterior villa of fauces)
pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids)
masses of lymphoid tissue located in the nasopharynx
a shallow depression extending down the midline of the tongue on the dorsal surface
a "V" shaped depression at the posterior end of the median sulcus
small extensions of soft tissue on the tongue
8-10 bumps of soft tissue arranged in a V pattern on the back border of the tongue; have bitter taste buds
tiny, cone shaped projections of soft tissue covering the anterior two-thirds of the tongue; long and thin; rarely have taste buds.. temp and texture.
broad, round inverted cup shaped papillae located on the sides and tip of the tongue; redder in color; they have sweet and sour taste buds.
papillae located on the lateral borders of the posterior third of the tongue; 3-5 on each side.
taste buds (taste receptors)
nerve tissue within the papillae that receives taste stimuli.
thin fold of tissue located under the tongue
round, elevated sections of soft tissue on either side of the lingual frenum, directly behind the central incisors on the floor of the mouth
sublingual plica (fold)
an elevated fold of soft tissue on the floor on the mouth; one on each side extending medially
a lymphoid tissue mass located on the posterior side of the tongue
mandibular tori (torus mandibularis)
extra boney growths located on the inside corners of the mandible
the tip of the tongue is attached to the frenum to the lingual alveolar mucosal. -tongue tied
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