Illustrations of the Anatomy of the Oral Region

The team specialises in providing custom made illustrations to suit all projects. From simple diagrams to complex anatomy of the oral region, and are readily able to advise you on your project. To turn medical or anatomical matter into a helpful visual for any project please contact the Medical Artist team here.

Interesting Facts about Oral Region Anatomy

Oral anatomy starts with the mouth, consisting of the the lips, cheeks that form the sides of the face and are continuous in front with the lips, the palate that forms the roof of the mouth, the hard palate consisting of the alveolar arches and the gums and the soft palate which is a movable fold, suspended from the posterior border of the hard palate, and forming an incomplete septum between the mouth and pharynx.

The tongue muscle positions and mixes food and also carries sensory receptors for taste. The teeth which tear and grind ingested food into small pieces that are suitable for digestion. This anatomy of the mouth is contained in two parts, with the outer portion called the vestibule, and the inner part called the mouth cavity proper.

Functions of the mouth starts with the digestive process, through mastication and salivation from the parotid salivary glands, helping to breakdwon food chewed into a bolus, which is then propelled into the pharynx. Oral anatomy also serves as a secondary respiratory conduit, a site of sound modification for the production of speech.

Gallery of Medical Illustrations of the Oral Region

Hard soft palate

Hard soft palate

Tooth roots - Maxillary

Tooth roots - Maxillary

Teeth - Maxillary

Teeth - Maxillary

 
View inside the mouth

View inside the mouth

Anatomy of enlarged tonsils

Anatomy of enlarged tonsils

Tonsilitis

Tonsilitis

 
brain pathology watercolour

Mallampati classification

Tonsils removed

Tonsils removed

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPPP

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

 
Palatal cleft

Palatal cleft

ral Cavity submucous cleft

Oral Cavity submucous cleft

Tongue anatomy

Tongue anatomy

 
Lingual frenulum

Lingual frenulum

Cleft unilateral

Cleft unilateral

Cleft bilateral

Cleft bilateral