Otolaryngology Book

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Oral Exam

Aka: Oral Exam, Mouth Exam
  1. See Also
    1. Submandibular Exam
    2. Dentition
    3. Oral Mucosa
    4. Lip Exam
    5. Oral Growth
  2. Epidemiology: 10 Most Common Oral Lesions
    1. Leukoplakia
    2. Palatal Torus or Mandibular Torus
    3. Inflammation or Irritation
    4. Irritation fibroma
    5. Fordyce's Granules
    6. Hemangioma
    7. Inflammatory ulcer
    8. Papilloma
    9. Epulis fissurata
    10. Varicosities
    11. References
      1. Bouquot (1986) J Am Dent Assoc, 112 [PubMed]
  3. Preparation
    1. Remove dentures, orthodontic removable devices
  4. Exam: Palate
    1. Hard Palate
    2. Soft Palate
  5. Exam: Tonsils
    1. Anterior and posterior Tonsillar Pillars encase Tonsils
    2. Uvula
  6. Exam: Tongue
    1. Dorsum
      1. Tongue dorsum should be pink, velvety
      2. Papillae (large Vallate Papillae posteriorly)
    2. Undersurface (Smooth)
  7. Exam: Floor of mouth
    1. Palpate area of submandibular and Sublingual Glands
    2. Palpate Submental and digastric lymph nodes
    3. Palpate Salivary Duct papillae
      1. Parotid Papilla (Stensen's Duct opening)
        1. Adjacent to Maxillary 2nd molar
      2. Submaxillary papillae of Wharton's Duct
        1. At base of lingual frenulum

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