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1 Chapter 10 Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. No part of this product may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including input into or storage in any information system, without permission in writing from the publisher. PowerPoint ® presentation slides may be displayed and may be reproduced in print form for instructional purposes only, provided a proper copyright notice appears on the last page of each print-out. Produced in the United States of America ISBN

2 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Introduction The dental assistant must be thoroughly familiar with the landmarks of the face and oral cavity. In addition to being useful reference points for dental radiography and other procedures, the facial features provide essential landmarks for many of the deeper structures. Any deviation from normal in surface features may be a signal of clinical significance.

3 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Regions of the Face n Forehead: Extending from the eyebrows to the hairline n Temples: Anterior to the eyes n Orbital: Eye area that is covered by the eyelids n External nose n Zygomatic (malar): Prominence of the cheek n Mouth and lips n Cheeks n Forehead: Extending from the eyebrows to the hairline n Temples: Anterior to the eyes n Orbital: Eye area that is covered by the eyelids n External nose n Zygomatic (malar): Prominence of the cheek n Mouth and lips n Cheeks

4 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Regions of the Face  cont’d n Chin n External ear n Facial features n Chin n External ear n Facial features

5 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Regions of the face smiling and at rest. Fig. 10-1

6 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Landmarks of the face. Fig. 10-2

7 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Lips n The lips are also known as labia. n The lips are outlined by the vermilion border. n The labial commissure is the angle at the corner of the mouth where the upper and lower lips join. n The nasolabial sulcus is the groove extending upward between each labial commissure and the ala of the nose. n The lips are also known as labia. n The lips are outlined by the vermilion border. n The labial commissure is the angle at the corner of the mouth where the upper and lower lips join. n The nasolabial sulcus is the groove extending upward between each labial commissure and the ala of the nose.

8 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Landmarks of the lips and associated anatomical structures. Fig. 10-3

9 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Oral Cavity n The oral cavity is lined with mucous membrane tissue. The oral cavity consists of two areas: The vestibule is the space between the teeth and the inner mucosal lining of the lips and cheeks. The oral cavity proper is the space contained within the upper and lower dental arches. n The oral cavity is lined with mucous membrane tissue. The oral cavity consists of two areas: The vestibule is the space between the teeth and the inner mucosal lining of the lips and cheeks. The oral cavity proper is the space contained within the upper and lower dental arches.

10 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Vestible and vestibular tissue of the oral cavity. Fig. 10-4

11 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Buccal vestibule and buccal mucosa of the cheek. Fig. 10-5

12 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Labial Frenula n A frenum is a narrow band of tissue that connects two structures. n The labial frenum passes from the midline of the maxillary or mandibular arch to the midline of the inner surface of the lip. n The buccal frenum passes from the oral mucosa near the maxillary or mandibular first molars to the inner surface of the cheek. n A frenum is a narrow band of tissue that connects two structures. n The labial frenum passes from the midline of the maxillary or mandibular arch to the midline of the inner surface of the lip. n The buccal frenum passes from the oral mucosa near the maxillary or mandibular first molars to the inner surface of the cheek.

13 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Gingivae n The gingivae, commonly referred to as the gums, are masticatory mucosa that cover the alveolar processes of the jaws and surround the necks of the teeth.

14 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Characteristics of Normal Gingivae n Normal gingivae surround the tooth in collarlike fashion and are self-cleansing. n It is firm and resistant and tightly adapted to the tooth and bone. n The surfaces of the attached gingivae and interdental papillae are stippled and similar in appearance to the rind of an orange. n The color of the surface varies according to the individual's pigmentation. n Normal gingivae surround the tooth in collarlike fashion and are self-cleansing. n It is firm and resistant and tightly adapted to the tooth and bone. n The surfaces of the attached gingivae and interdental papillae are stippled and similar in appearance to the rind of an orange. n The color of the surface varies according to the individual's pigmentation.

15 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig View of the gingivae and associated anatomic structures. Fig. 10-7

16 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig It is normal for the color of gingivae to vary according to the pigmentation of the individual. Fig. 10-8

17 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Close-up view of the gingivae and associated anatomic landmarks. Fig. 10-9

18 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Unattached Gingiva n Unattached gingiva, which is also known as marginal gingiva or free gingiva, is the border of the gingiva surrounding the teeth in collarlike fashion. n It consists of the tissues from the top of the gingival margin to the base of the gingival sulcus. n The unattached gingiva is usually about 1 mm wide and forms the soft wall of the gingival sulcus. n Unattached gingiva, which is also known as marginal gingiva or free gingiva, is the border of the gingiva surrounding the teeth in collarlike fashion. n It consists of the tissues from the top of the gingival margin to the base of the gingival sulcus. n The unattached gingiva is usually about 1 mm wide and forms the soft wall of the gingival sulcus.

19 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Gingivae n Interdental gingiva is known as the gingival papilla. n Gingival groove is a shallow groove that runs parallel to the margin of the unattached gingiva and marks the beginning of the attached gingiva. n Attached gingiva extends from the base of the sulcus to the mucogingival junction. n Interdental gingiva is known as the gingival papilla. n Gingival groove is a shallow groove that runs parallel to the margin of the unattached gingiva and marks the beginning of the attached gingiva. n Attached gingiva extends from the base of the sulcus to the mucogingival junction.

20 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Oral Cavity Proper n The oral cavity proper is the area inside of the dental arches. In back of the last molar, there is a space that links the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.

21 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Hard Palate n The hard palate separates the nasal cavity above from the oral cavity below. n The nasal surfaces are covered with respiratory mucosa, and the oral surfaces are covered with oral mucosa. n The mucosa of the hard palate is tightly bound to the underlying bone, and therefore submucosal injections into the palatal area can be extremely painful. n The hard palate separates the nasal cavity above from the oral cavity below. n The nasal surfaces are covered with respiratory mucosa, and the oral surfaces are covered with oral mucosa. n The mucosa of the hard palate is tightly bound to the underlying bone, and therefore submucosal injections into the palatal area can be extremely painful.

22 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Landmarks on the Hard Palate n Incisive papilla is a pear-shaped pad of tissue that covers the incisive foramen. n Palatal rugae are irregular ridges of masticatory mucosa extending laterally from the incisive papilla. n Palatine raphe runs posteriorly from the incisive papilla at the midline. n Palatal glands are numerous small glands that open onto the palatal mucosa as small pits. n Incisive papilla is a pear-shaped pad of tissue that covers the incisive foramen. n Palatal rugae are irregular ridges of masticatory mucosa extending laterally from the incisive papilla. n Palatine raphe runs posteriorly from the incisive papilla at the midline. n Palatal glands are numerous small glands that open onto the palatal mucosa as small pits.

23 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Soft Palate n The soft palate is the movable posterior third of the palate. n It has no bony skeleton and hangs like a limp curtain into the pharynx behind it. n It ends posteriorly as a free edge with a hanging projection called the uvula. n The soft palate is the movable posterior third of the palate. n It has no bony skeleton and hangs like a limp curtain into the pharynx behind it. n It ends posteriorly as a free edge with a hanging projection called the uvula.

24 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Soft Palate  cont’d n The soft palate is supported posteriorly by two arches (the fauces). The anterior arch runs from the soft palate down to the lateral aspects of the tongue as the palatoglossal arch. The posterior arch is the free posterior border of the soft palate and is called the palatopharyngeal arch. The opening between the two arches is called the isthmus of fauces and contains the palatine tonsil. n The soft palate is supported posteriorly by two arches (the fauces). The anterior arch runs from the soft palate down to the lateral aspects of the tongue as the palatoglossal arch. The posterior arch is the free posterior border of the soft palate and is called the palatopharyngeal arch. The opening between the two arches is called the isthmus of fauces and contains the palatine tonsil.

25 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig , A Surface features of the hard palate. Fig , A

26 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig , B Features of the soft palate. Fig , B

27 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. n The gag reflex is a protective mechanism located in the posterior region of the mouth. This very sensitive area includes the soft palate, fauces, and the posterior portion of the tongue. n Contact with the membranes of this area causes gagging, retching, or vomiting. When working in the patient's mouth, the dental assistant must be very careful not to trigger the gag reflex. n The gag reflex is a protective mechanism located in the posterior region of the mouth. This very sensitive area includes the soft palate, fauces, and the posterior portion of the tongue. n Contact with the membranes of this area causes gagging, retching, or vomiting. When working in the patient's mouth, the dental assistant must be very careful not to trigger the gag reflex. The Gag Reflex

28 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Tongue n The tongue is an important organ and is responsible for a number of functions: Speech Manipulation and positioning of food Sense of taste Swallowing Cleansing of the oral cavity n The tongue is an important organ and is responsible for a number of functions: Speech Manipulation and positioning of food Sense of taste Swallowing Cleansing of the oral cavity

29 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Parts and Surfaces of the Tongue n Body: Anterior two thirds of the tongue n Root: Posterior portion that turns downward toward the pharynx n Dorsum: Upper and posterior roughened surface n Sublingual surface: Covered with smooth, transparent mucosa n Lingual frenulum: A thin fold of mucous membrane that extends from the floor of the mouth to the underside of the tongue n Body: Anterior two thirds of the tongue n Root: Posterior portion that turns downward toward the pharynx n Dorsum: Upper and posterior roughened surface n Sublingual surface: Covered with smooth, transparent mucosa n Lingual frenulum: A thin fold of mucous membrane that extends from the floor of the mouth to the underside of the tongue

30 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig , A Body and root of the tongue. Fig , A

31 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig , B Dorsum of tongue. Fig , B

32 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Sublingual aspect of the tongue and associated landmarks. Fig

33 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Taste Buds n The taste buds, which are the receptor cells for the sense of taste, are located on the dorsum of the tongue. n A substance must be mixed with liquid before it can stimulate the taste buds on the tongue. n The taste buds, which are the receptor cells for the sense of taste, are located on the dorsum of the tongue. n A substance must be mixed with liquid before it can stimulate the taste buds on the tongue.

34 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Fig Regions of the tongue sensitive to various tastes. Fig

35 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The Teeth n Teeth are either single or multirooted. n Teeth sit in bony sockets, or alveoli, within the alveolar process of the maxilla and mandible. n In the mouth, a cuff of gingival tissue surrounds the tooth. n The portion of the tooth that is visible in the oral cavity is called the crown. n Teeth are either single or multirooted. n Teeth sit in bony sockets, or alveoli, within the alveolar process of the maxilla and mandible. n In the mouth, a cuff of gingival tissue surrounds the tooth. n The portion of the tooth that is visible in the oral cavity is called the crown.


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