Oral cavity examination process

The oral cavity examination process - the oral cavity examination involves looking, feeling and instrumenting the teeth, the mucosa lining the oral cavity, the tongue and the bony structures that line the oral cavity.

If these suggest the possibility of a disease, the examining doctor may order further imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging or instrumental (endoscope, aspiration cytology) tests.

A oral cavity examinationshould preferably always be done after brushing.