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When healthy the lining of the mouth oral mucosa is reddish pink

When healthy the lining of the mouth oral mucosa is reddish pink


When healthy, the lining of the mouth (oral mucosa) is reddish pink. Sometimes color changes in the mouth are a sign of a bodywide disease. Learn more.

Parts of the mouth

Specialized mucosa Lining mucosa Masticatory mucosa; 4. Wide spectrum of pink ...

Anatomy of the oral cavity; drawing shows the lip, hard palate, soft palate

Oral Cancer

What is oral cavity?

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Ulcerative lichen lesion on the buccal mucosa of a 63-year-old woman.

oral cancer

Picture of white gums


The mouth (or oral cavity) includes the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, gingiva (mucosal lining around the teeth), buccal mucosa (lining inside the cheeks), ...

What causes pale gums?

Hard and soft palates. A: transverse rugae of hard

Mouth Sores and Inflammation - Mouth and Dental Disorders - MSD Manual Consumer Version

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White reticular striated lesion on the left buccal mucosa.

Red Spots In The Mouth Symptom Checker

Mouth cancer

Oral mucous ...

Oral cavity - anterior view

oral thrush vector . white tongue

image FIGURE 12-2 Healthy oral mucosa.

Warning signs and symptoms of oral cancer

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74-year old female with oral lichen planus. She was referred due to itching and burning sensation of the dorsal part of her tongue, especially in relation ...

Mouth and Throat Cancer

Leukoplakia of the soft palate. Exophytic leukoplakia on the buccal mucosa

Masticatory mucosa--Light pink Protective layer of keratin Dense sub epithelial connective tissue; 5.

In a healthy mouth, the inner lining will be covered with mucosa, a special type of skin that is smooth and pink. When changes to the appearance of the ...

Close-up of woman smiling

The linea alba of the left buccal mucosa at the le

Oral lichen planus

Oral Soft-Tissue Biopsy: An Overview


Anatomy of the Mouth

Oral leukoplakia (white patch) on the left tongue. Proven to be severe dysplasia on biopsy.


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Mouth cancer: Regular check ups at the dentist are advised

25.1 The naked eye appearance of the oral cavity. A) The vestibule; B) The oral cavity with the tongue lowered; C) The oral cavity proper with the tongue ...

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A cheek being pulled out with a small white patch on the inside

Lips. Arrow indicates red line, which separates dr

Traumatic ulceration caused by accidental biting of the left buccal mucosa.

The tongue is in a white raid. Candidiasis. The tongue is red, inflamed

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2 Oral mucosa is divided ...

Cancer of the mouth can begin anywhere in the oral cavity, including the lips, floor of mouth, tongue, inner cheeks, hard palate (roof of the mouth), ...

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In a healthy mouth, the inner lining will be covered with mucosa, a special type of skin that is smooth and pink. When changes to the appearance of the ...

Picture of the Human Tongue

Glossitis in a person with scarlet fever ("red strawberry tongue").

iMAGE: Hemangioma

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FIGURE 13-4 The anatomical structures of the oral cavity. (From Seidel HM, Ball JW, Dains JE, et al: Mosby's guide to physical examination, ed 7, St. Louis, ...

A less common form of lichen planus is the plaquelike lichen planus, which appears as a dense thickening of the mucosal tissue (see below Right).

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dentistry, mouth and teeth close up smiling

Diseases of Oral Cavity Tissues: Terminology

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Oral examination revealed peeling gray-white tissue on the buccal mucosa and mouth floor.

White and Red lesions The oral cavity is lined by oral mucosa which is composed of epithelium (stratified squamous epithelium) and lamina propria Submucosa.

How Smoking Affects the Mouth

Fig. 2. Pyogenic granuloma.

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The oral cavity

A tongue sticking out of the mouth with large white patches on it

Mouth Inflammation and Ulcers (Chronic) in Dogs

vector illustration of aphthous stomatitis. aphthae in the oral mucosa

Figure 5 - Right buccal mucosa ...

a womans biting her lip

The erosive (atrophic) pattern can affect any mucosal surface, including the cheeks, tongue, and gums (see left). This form often appears bright red due to ...

Mouth cancer

Types of Oral Lesions. The oral cavity ...

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