buccal mucosa

Oral cavity

What is the oral cavity? The oral cavity is the beginning of the aerodigestive tract. The oral cavity starts at the lips and ends in a part of the throat called the oropharynx. The oral cavity is made up of multiple parts including the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, gingiva, buccal mucosa, hard palate, and …
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Keratinizing squamous dysplasia of the oral cavity

What is keratinizing squamous dysplasia in the oral cavity? Keratinizing squamous dysplasia is a pre-cancerous disease that starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside surface of the oral cavity. This area includes the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, cheeks, and hard palate. Keratinizing squamous dysplasia is considered a pre-cancerous disease because it can …
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