Lingual Teeth

  1. Ask patients to open their mouths wide to inspect the inner (lingual) aspect of the upper (maxillary) teeth and the molars.
  2. Use a mouth mirror to help view the inner (lingual) aspect of the teeth and a retractor to help view the molars.
  3. If you do not have a mirror, you must either advise patients to tilt their heads back or lower your head to see properly.
  4. Repeat the procedure to examine lingual aspects of the lower teeth and molars.

A mirror helps to view lingual surfaces.


Lingual Upper Teeth


Lingual Lower Teeth


Mark Deutchman, MD