Exam Components

To ensure a systematic and thorough oral exam, observe the:

  • Face and lips
  • Gums
  • Teeth
  • Soft and hard palate
  • Lateral borders and undersurface of tongue
  • Posterior pharynx
  • Floor of the mouth

Palpate the following:

  • Neck
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Floor of the¬†mouth
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