Flashcards in Oral Cavity: Hard Palete Deck (12):
The hard palate makes up what portion of the oral cavity?
the anterior 2/3 of the palate (roof of the mouth)
T/F: the hard palate forms the bony partition between the oral and nasal cavities?
The hard palate conssits of what bony parts?
1) Palatine process of the Maxilla (anterior)
2) Horizontal Plate of the Palatine (posterior)
What are the foramina that are located within the hard palate?
1) Incisive foramen
2) Greater Palatine Foramen (bilateral)
2) Lesser Palatine Foramen (bilateral)
The incisive foraman contains what?
The terminations of the nasopalatine nerves that supply the hard palate with sensory innervation
What is contained within the greater and lesser palatine foramina?
The terminal nerve and blood vessels of the same name of the foramen they are associated with
The hard palate is covered by what?
What special feature of the oral cavity arises from the mucoperiostium?
What are the transverse lines found on the hard palate?
Transverse Palatine Folds- lateral folds within the mucoperiostium
What is the purpose of the transverse palatine folds?
gripping of food against the tongue during mastication
What is the innervation of the hard palate?
Greater Palatine and Nasopalatine nerves