Mucosa

Examination

  • Mucosa should appear wet and glistening. Pay particular attention to mucosa under dentures.
  • Inspect lateral margins and undersurface where disease changes often occur

Age-Related Changes

  • Aging results in thinning of oral mucosa and decreased elasticity.
  • Dry mucosa interferes with denture retention and lack of saliva┬áincreases risk of caries.

Normal

UKCD
UKCD

Normal

Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH