International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part H
A retrospective radiographic study of morphology and length of nasopalatine canal using cone beam computed tomography
AUTHOR(S): Begum Shamshad and Anies Ahmed
ABSTRACT:The incisive foramen, also called anterior palatine foramen, or nasopalatine foramen is a funnel-shaped opening in anterior maxilla (hard palate) which opens immediately behind the incisor teeth through which nasopalatine blood vessels and nerves passes. The incisive foramen is continuous with the incisive canal. The incisive foramen receives the nasopalatine nerves from the floor of the nasal cavity along with the sphenopalatine artery supplying the mucous membrane covering the hard palate of the mouth. Two dimensional radiographic images provides less accurate anatomical details but cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a specialized radiographic imaging technique that used to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan usually done when regular dental x-rays images are not sufficient. This study is design to analyze the shape and size of the nasopalatine duct in both the gender using CBCT in North Indian population.
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How to cite this article:
Begum Shamshad, Anies Ahmed. A retrospective radiographic study of morphology and length of nasopalatine canal using cone beam computed tomography. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(2):488-490.