Fluorescence of Tissues in the Oral Cavity – Clinical Tip 1E-20

Fluorescence of Tissues in the Oral Cavity

Understanding the biological mechanisms underlying the fluorescence of tissues inside the mouth.

  1. A. The layering of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity

The oral mucosa is essentially composed of a stratified squamous epithelium (surface side) overlying a connective tissue (called stroma or lamina propria) from which it is separated through a basement membrane. Collagen, blood capillaries and lymphatic capillaries are in the stroma. At the base of the stroma, there is a sub-mucosa. Keratin is also present in the mucosa…




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