International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part C
Position of mental foramen among two North Indian population
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Anjani Kumar Shukla, Dr. Ravi Kumar and Dr. Kaushal Kishor Jha
The mental foramen is located in the apical region of the mandibular premolars. Variations in its position can be a cause of complications during local anesthesia or surgical procedures as well as in the diagnosis of lesions periapically.
Objective: The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the location of mental foramen between the populations of Bihar and Jharkhand
Materials and Method: A total of 120 Digital Panoramic radiographs suitable for our study were selected from the records of Vananchal dental college & hospital, department of Oral Medicine and Radiology of which 60 radiographs belonged to the Bihar and 60 radiographs belonged to the local inhabitants of Jharkhand. The location of mental foramen was differentiated into 6 types with reference to the mandibular posterior teeth.
Results: The mental foramen was situated between the two premolars in both the population.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant difference in the location of mental foramen among two North, Indian inhabitants.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anjani Kumar Shukla, Dr. Ravi Kumar and Dr. Kaushal Kishor Jha. Position of mental foramen among two North Indian population. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 154-155.