Journal of General Dentistry

Hamed Manochehriifar

Department of General Dentistry, Kerman University, Iran


  • Research Article   

    Author(s): Hamed Manochehriifar*

    Introduction: Mental foramen allows the passage of neurovascular bundles containing the mental nerve and arteries to the external surface of the mandible. Therefore, information about the mental foramen (MF) location in periapical surgeries and implant placement is essential. On the other hand, accessory mental foramina (AMF), and lingual foramen (LF) can make this region more complicated. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of these foramina with CBCT Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 200 CBCTs from an oral and maxillofacial radiology center were randomly selected and examined. CBCT images were reviewed, and data on the number of MF, AMFs, LF, the position of the MF, AMF, LF (right/left), and its distance from the alveolar crest and adjacent teeth were collected. Chi-squared test, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze the data .. View More»

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