The oral cavity or the mouth is an important part of the human body. From the basic function of mastication to initial diagnosis of systemic diseases, it’s an important indicator of your general health. Given below are the structures that overall comprise the oral cavity.
The oral cavity consists of three basic structures that form and /or cover all the above mentioned structures. They are :
The mucous membrane that covers the entire oral cavity except the teeth is termed as Oral Mucosa. It may be pink to brownish purple in colour.
Lips, cheeks and the tongue, all contain muscles in some form or the other. They facilitate the movements in the oral cavity to accomplish various oral functions
The upper jaw (maxilla) and the lower jaw (mandible) are the bony components of oral cavity.