Osteology

Hard palate, inferior surface

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Osteology
Hard palate, inferior surface
Note the presence of a third molar tooth (9) on the right only. This tooth is incompletely erupted and shows no signs of wear on its occlusal surface whereas the remaining teet are considerably worn. The posterior tips of the conchae are visible through the choanae, and a part of the cribriform plate appears in the roof of the nasal fossa.
1 . Medial incisor
2 . Lateral incisor
3 . Canine
4 . First premolar
5 . Second pre-molar
6 . First molar
7 . Second molar
8 . Upper pointer: Palatine sulcus Lower pointer: Greater palatine foramen
9 . Third molar (serotinus)
10 . Inferior orbital fissure
11 . Greater wing of sphenoid
12 . Suture between pyramidal process of palate bone and pterygoid process of sphenoid bone
13 . Lateral plate of pterygoid process
14 . Medial plate of pterygoid process
15 . Sphenoid process palatine bone
16 . Incisive foramen
17 . Palatine process of maxilla
18 . Median palatine suture
19 . Alveolar process of maxilla
20 . Zygomatic process of maxilla
21 . Transverse palatine suture
22 . Upper pointer: Horizontal plate palatine bone Lower pointer: Median palatine suture
23 . Pyramidal process palatine bone
24 . Pterygoid hamulus
25 . Inferior nasal concha
26 . Middle nasal concha
27 . Vomer