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Vestibule of mouth:-where exactly is it ?

  1. Aug 19, 2015 #1
    vestibule is a part of the mouth bounded anteriorly and laterally by the lips and the cheeks, posteriorly and medially by the teeth and/or gums, and above and below by the reflections of the mucosa from the lips and cheeks to the gums.


    I can't find it ?
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    this picture does not really justify the location described above !
     
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  5. Aug 19, 2015 #4

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  6. Aug 19, 2015 #5

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    Close your lips - puff up your cheeks with air. All of the parts that now stick out - your cheeks and lips - do so because you enlarged the vestibule. All of the stuff from teeth inwards and from teeth backwards don't take more space == oral cavity.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2015 #6
    I am still not getting.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2015 #7
    I think vestibule is little space between lips and teeth .
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2015 #9
    Why can't i start conversation with @ jim mcnamara, ?
     
  11. Aug 19, 2015 #10

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    And your cheeks - anything outside of your: gums + teeth. This outside area fills with air when you do the puff trick above. You gums, teeth, are tongue are all insiders and not part of the vestibule -

    If it helps - in English, the word vestibule is a Victorian word. In older houses. when you first enter via the front door, you go inside to a tiny entry room. People hang coats in there, and often stuff it full of potted plants. That is a vestibule. So tiny entrance volumes that lead to something else bigger inside are called vestibules.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2015 #11
    can you answer this?
     
  13. Aug 19, 2015 #12

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    I have no idea. I
     
  14. Aug 19, 2015 #13
    we can ask @Bystander ,he knows how to resolve this!
     
  15. Aug 19, 2015 #14
    If i have understood it correctly
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    anything outside the yellow circle and inside the lips is vestibule.
     
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