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Oral Mucosa
Consisys of moist surface epithelium and underlying connective tissue (Lamina Propria) (Submucosa)
Oral Epithelium (Mucosa)
Seperated from Submucosa by basement membrane
Attached Gingiva and Masticatory Mucosa are Keratinized or Parakeratinized?
Unattached Oral Mucosa features LESS or MORE Keratin than Attached Mucosa?
Orthokeratin & Parakeratin are found in mucosa or in skin.
Mucosa (not found in skin)
Parakeratin or Orthokeratin cells possess nuclei?
Bottom-most cell layer is the?
basal cell layer
It interdigitates with connective tissue papillae of submucosa via rete pegs.
Oral Epithelium
it features nerve fibers but is not vasculated?
Oral Epithelium
The Anterior 2/3 of the Palate is known as the?
Hard Palate
The Hard Palate is covered with what kind of mucosa?
Masticatory Mucosa
What are the 6 things that describe the hard plate masticatory mucosa?
1. no submucosa
2. keratinized
3. firmly attached to underlying bone
4. Mid-palatine raphe runs length of midline
5.features rugae in anterior portion
6. features incisive papilla on anterior midline
the junction of the hard and soft palate is called the?
"Glandular zone"
-with numerous minor salivary glands
What can also be seen at the Junction of the hard and soft palate?
Palatine fovea
three things that describe the soft Palate?
1. Psterior 1/3 of palate
2. Unattached with underlying submucosa
3. Uvula seen at posterior border between soft palate and oropharynx
The Fauces of the palate represent the junction of what?
Oral cavity and oropharynx (marked by anterior and posterior pillars)
consists of nasopharynx and oropharynx?
Represents the area where oral cavity and nasal cavity meet?
What is visible on the Left and Right Lateral walls of the oropharynx?
Palatine tonsiles
What are the palatine Tonsiles made up of?
Lymphoid tissue part of immune system
The Palatine tonsiles are sandwiched between these two arches or pillars?
Anterior Arch & Posterior Arch or

Glossopalatine Arch & Pharyngoplatine Arch or

Palatoglosssal Arch & Palatopharyngeal Arch
What lines the Cheek of the mouth?
Buccal Mucosa
What lines the lips of the mouth?
Labial Mucosa
Features Left and Right parotid papilla adjacent to maxillary 2nd molars?
Buccal mucosa
Where is the stenson's duct located?
adjacent to the maxillary 2nd molars on the buccal mucosa
tooth bearing bony portions of maxilla and mandible?
Alveolar ridges
what 4 things are covered with oral mucosa?
1. Free gingiva
2. attached gingiva
3. alveolar mucosa
4. mucogingival junction
On the mandible the posterior extension behind the last molar is called?
Retromolar Pad
The posterior extension behind the last molar on the maillary arch is called?
Maxillary tuberosity
represents the confluence between alveolar mucosa and labial and buccal mucosa?
Folds and Vestibules
posterior fold or vestibule?
Mucobuccal fold or
Buccal vestibule
anterior fold or vestibule?
mucolabial fold or
Labial vestibule
represents muscle or tendon attachments in the mouth?
what are the Labial Frena?
Maxillary central
mandibular central
The posterior frena in the moth is called?
buccal frena
connects the ventral surface of the tongue with the floor of the mouth?
lingual frenum
The floor of the mouth is a continuation of what mucosa?
Mandibular lingual alveolar mucosa
The floor of the mouth feature a left and right?
Sublingual folds (Plica Sublingualis)
The left and Right Sublingual Folds or Plica Sublingualis contain outlets for what duct?
The ducts of Rivinus
seen at the base of the lingual frenum and represents an outlet for a certain sudmandibular duct?
Sublingual Caruncle
The Sublingual Caruncle is an outlet for what submandibular duct?
Wharton's Duct
2-3mm tissue tags attached to floor of the mouth and are non-functional?
Plica Fimbriata
what surface of the tongue features left and right lingual veins running in anterior-posterior direction? Sometimes Verlcose veins can be seen on elderly patients on this surface too?
Ventral Surface of the tongue
the mucosa covering the tongue is keratinized or is it parakeratinized?
Where are fillform and fungiform papillae located on the tongue?
the dorsal anterior 2/3 of the tongue
where is circumvallate papillae seen on the tongue?
The dorsal posterior 1/3 of the tongue
what is often seen on the midline of the dorsal surface of the tongue?
median sulcus and the dorsal surface may feature numerous fissures.
what lingual papillae is the most numerous?
this lingual papillae has no taste buds and is used for tactile sensation?
this lingual papillae each have a single minor salivary gland called Von Ebner's?
this extends from the retromolar pad to the maxillary tuberosity?
pterygomandibular raphe
What are the 4 functions of the oral cavity?
Mechanical Digestion
Chemical Digestion
Speech (Phonectics)
What muscles assist with swallowing?
Pharyngeal muscles
What type of fibers are in taste buds?
Afferent fibers are provided to taste buds via what cranial nerves?
Where are taste buds located?
Foliate papillae
Circumvalate Papillae
Fungiform Papillae