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A RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY ON LOCATION OF MENTAL FORAMEN IN PATIENTS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Shardha Bai Rathod, Anand V Nimbal, Shreedevi K Chillalshetti, Vinutha Chiniwar, Vikas Desai, Gavishiddappa A Hadimani, Ishwar Bagoji, Ambadasu Bharatha

Background: Information on the location of the mental foramen is need for the various purposes in the dental treatment. Variations in its position can be a cause of complications during local anaesthesia or surgical procedures. The usual position of the mental foramen in Vijayapur population has not been previously reported.

Aims: The purpose of this study was to determine the most common location of the mental foramen in Vijayapur population. 

Materials and Methods: 291 panoramic radiographs were evaluated with regard to the only the position of mental foramen foramina in male and female subjects.

Results: We found that the position of mental foramen was most common is in line with second premolar (54.2%) and second common in between the first and second premolar (37.5%).  

Conclusions: Based on this study it appears that the most common position of mental foramen is either between the two premolars or in line with the second premolar. This is in concordance with previous studies.

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