Author | Jonas T. Johnson, MD

Articles

Examination of the Oral Cavity: What to Look For

August 01, 2004

Routine inspection of the oral cavity is not a part of every patient encounter. There exist, nevertheless, clear indications for physical examination of the mucosal surfaces between the lips and the anterior tonsillar pillars; these include symptoms such as pain, erythema, and swelling that are referable to this area.