The Importance of the Mental Foramen Location Detection by Using Different Radiographic Technique: Mini Review
International Journal of Medical Imaging
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 63-68
Received: Apr. 9, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 25, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Mohammed Jasim Al-Juboori, Lecturer in oral surgery department/ Dental Faculty, MAHSA University, level 4, block E, pusat bandar damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chua Miao Hua, Dental Faculty, MAHSA University, level 4, block E, pusat bandar damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuo Yuet Yuen, Dental Faculty, MAHSA University, level 4, block E, pusat bandar damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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This review gives detail information about the mental foramen location, shape, size and numbers and its variation between races. Studies have shown that there are variations in the position of mental foramen in different populations. It may lie between the apices of premolars, below the apex of first or second premolars. This variations mandate accurate detection of foramen during examination and treatment plan stage. Foramen detection usually done by 2 dimension radiograph, with high chances of error. Three dimension radiograph provide the operator more precise location and dimension of the foramen that decrease the chances of the mental nerve damaging during the surgery.
Mental Foramen, Nerve Damage, Radiograph, Dental Implant, Oral Surgery
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Mohammed Jasim Al-Juboori, Chua Miao Hua, Kuo Yuet Yuen, The Importance of the Mental Foramen Location Detection by Using Different Radiographic Technique: Mini Review, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 63-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140203.14
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