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  1. Mouth Inspection of the MOUTH 1.      Should use light source for inspection 2.      Inspect lips, gums, buccal mucosa, teeth 3.      Inspect tongue, posterior pharynx 4.      Inspect floor of mouth (under tongue) 5.      Elevation of palate ("ah") 6.      Examination should be done with minimal discomfort- -Don’t forget to use gloves and/or tongue blade

  2. A tongue blade should be used to inspect the lips, gums, buccal mucosa, and teeth. It’s also used to help separate the lips from the gums and buccal mucosa, and the buccal mucosa from the teeth. Be gentle - -minimize patient minimal discomfort.

  3. Items 50-53. The tongue should be inspected as well as the posterior pharynx. The patient should be asked to protrude their tongue so the posterior tongue can be visualized. Inspection of the posterior pharynx can be facilitated by having the patient say, "Ah" and with use of a tongue blade. The floor of the mouth should be inspected. This is one of the most common places to find cancer in the oral cavity. Have the patient lift up their tongue and look under the tongue. The patient should be asked to say "ah" to help elevate the palate. The entire examination should be done with minimal discomfort. Other: Also, in a patient who smokes or drinks, the tongue, buccal mucosa, gums, and floor of the mouth should be palpated. Be sure to wear a glove.