Oral Anatomy 1 - The Floor Of The Mouth
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What is the floor of the mouth?
The floor of the mouth is a small horseshoue-shaped region above the mylohyoid muscle and beneath the movable part of the tongue.
What is the floor of the mouth covered with?
It is covered by a lining of non-keratinised mucosa.
What is the lingual frenum?
In the midline of the floor of the mouth, near the base of the tongue, this fold of tissue extends on to the inferior surface of the tongue.
What is the sublingual papilla?
The sublingual papilla is a large centrally position protuberance at the base of the tongue, onto which the submandibular salivary ducts open into the mouth.
What are either side of the sublingual papilla?
On either side of the papilla are the sublingual folds, beneath which lie the submandibular ducts and sublingual salivary glands.
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