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Flashcards in Oral Cavity Deck (34):
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Vestibule

Space between teeth and inner mucosal lining of lips and cheeks

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Oral cavity proper

Space on tongue side within upper and lower dental arches

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Mucobuccal fold

At the base of vestibule where buccal mucosa meets aveolar mucosa

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Mucogingival junction

A distinct line of color change where the membrane meets attached gingivae

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Attached gingiva

Light color with stippled surface

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Buccal vestibule

Area between cheeks and teeth or alveolar ridge

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Parotid papilla

Small elevation of tissue located on inner surface of cheek on buccal mucosa

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Fordyces spots

Small yellowish elevations appear on buccal mucosa

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Linea alba

On buccal mucosa horizontal raised white ridge where teeth come together

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Labial frenum

Maxillary line between two front teeth connecting lip to gum

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Frenum

Narrow band of tissue that connects two structures

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Lingual frenum

Passes from floor of mouth to the midline of ventral border on tongue

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Gingiva

Gums or masticatory mucosa covers alveolar process

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Unattached gingiva

Aka marginal/free gingiva the border of gingiva that surrounds the teeth like a collar. Not bound to tissue 1 mm wide and forms soft wall of gingival sulcus

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Interdental gingiva

Interdental papilla gums between teeth

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Gingival groove

Marks beginning of attached gingiva

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Attached gingiva

Base of sulcus to mucogingival junction stipple and dense firmly bound

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Incisive papilla

Pear shaped pad behind two front teeth on roof of mouth

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Hard palate

Right behind the ridges on roof of mouth

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Palatal rugae

Ridges on roof of mouth

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Midline palatine raphe

Line in middle of roof of mouth

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Soft palate

Right behind hard palate

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Fauces

The two arches

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Anterior faucial pillar

First arch

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Posterior faucial pillar

Second arch

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Isthmus of Fauces

Contains tonsils. Opening between two arches

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Papillae

Projections from tongue that contain sensory organs and nerves for taste and touch

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Root of tongue

Posterior that turns down toward pharynx

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Body of tongue

Anterior 2/3 of tongue

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Dorsum

Upper posterior rough part

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Sublingual surface

Covered with thin smooth transparent mucosa can see vessels.

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Filiform

Grey threadlike associated with touch cover whole tongue

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Fungiform

Red globular associated with taste anterior area of tongue

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Vallate papillae

Posterior area of tongue taste buds