2. Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Learning Objectives

New Key Terms

Alveolar mucosa (al-vee-o-lar mu-ko-sah), processes

Alveolus (al-vee-oh-lus) (plural, alveoli [al-vee-oh-lie])

Anterior faucial pillar (faw-shawl), teeth

Arch(es): dental, mandibular (man-dib-you-lar), maxillary (mak-sil-lare-e)

Buccal (buk-al), fat pad

Canine eminence (kay-nine em-i-nins)

Canines (kay-nines)

Cementum (see-men-tum)

Crown (den-tin)

Dentin (den-tin)

Duct: parotid (pah-rot-id), sublingual (sub-ling-gwal), submandibular (sub-man-dib-you-lar)

Enamel (ih-nam-l)

Exostoses (eks-ox-toe-seez)

Facial (fay-shal)

Fauces (faw-seez)

Floor of the mouth (for-ay-men se-kum)

Foramen cecum (for-ay-men se-kum)

Fordyce’s spots (for-die-seez)

Gingiva (jin-ji-vah): attached, marginal

Gingival sulcus (jin-ji-val sul-kus)

Incisors (in-sigh-zers)

Labial (lay-be-al), frenum (free-num) (plural, frena [free-nah])

Laryngopharynx (lah-ring-gah-fare-inks)

Linea alba (lin-ee-ah al-bah)

Lingual (ling-gwal), frenum (free-num), papillae (pah-pil-ay), tonsil (ton-sil)

Lingual papillae (pah-pil-ay): circumvallate (serk-um-val-ate), filiform (fil-i-form), foliate (fo-le-ate), fungiform (fun-ji-form)

Mandible (man-di-bl): body of the

Mandibular teeth (man-dib-you-lar), torus (tore-us) (plural, tori [tore-eye])

Mastication (mass-ti-kay-shin)

Maxilla (mak-sil-ah): body of the

Maxillary (mak-si-lare-ee) sinuses (sy-nuses), teeth, tuberosity (too-beh-ros-i-tee)

Median lingual sulcus (lay-be-al sul-kus), palatine raphe (pal-ah-tine ra-fe)

Melanin pigmentation (mel-a-nin)

Molars (mo-lerz)

Mucobuccal fold (mu-ko-buk-al)

Mucogingival junction (mu-ko-jin-ji-val)

Mucosa (mu-ko-sah): buccal (buk al), labial (lay-be-al), oral

Nasopharynx (nay-zo-fare-inks)

Oral cavity proper (or-o-fare-inks)

Oropharynx (or-o-fare-inks)

Palatal (pal-ah-tal), torus (tore-us)

Palate (pal-it): hard, soft

Palatine (pal-ah-tine) tonsils (ton-sils), rugae (ru-ge)

Papilla (pah-pil-ah) (plural, papillae [pah-pil-ay]): incisive (in-sy-ziv), interdental (in-ter-den-tal), parotid (pah-rot-id)

Periodontal ligament (pare-ee-o-don-tl)

Plica fimbriata (pli-kah fim-bree-ay-tah) (plural, plicae fimbriatae [pli-kay fim-bree-ay-tay])

Posterior teeth, faucial pillar (faw-shawl)

Premolars (pre-mo-lerz)

Pterygomandibular fold (teh-ri-go-man-dib-yule-lar)

Pulp (re-tro-mo-ler)

Retromolar pad (re-tro-mo-ler)

Root(s) (sub-ling-gwal), caruncle (kar-unk-kl)

Sublingual fold (sub-ling-gwal), caruncle (kar-unk-kl)

Sulcus terminalis (sul-kus ter-mi-nal-is)

Taste buds (u-vu-lah)

Teeth permanent, primary (u-vu-lah)

Tongue apex of the, base of the, body of the, dorsal surface of, lateral surface of, ventral surface of (u-vu-lah)

Uvula (u-vu-lah)

Vestibular fornix (ves-tib-u-lar fore-niks)

Vestibules (ves-ti-bules)

Study of the Oral Cavity

A dental professional must be totally committed to improving the oral health for every patient. In order to accomplish this, dental professionals must be particularly knowledgeable about their main area of focus, the oral cavity and the adjacent throat or pharynx. To visualize this area of focus successfully, it is important to know the boundaries, terminology, and divisions of the oral cavity and the pharynx as discussed in this seco/>

Jan 5, 2015 | Posted by in General Dentistry | Comments Off on 2. Oral Cavity and Pharynx
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