Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003655
Title: Position and symmetry of mental foramen: A radiographic study in South Indian population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Mental foramen is one of the two foramina located on the anterior surface of the mandible. It transmits the terminal branches of the inferior alveolar nerve and vessels. The anatomical variation in the position of mental foramen is different for different procedures. The mental foramen location was determined by drawing imaginary lines parallel with long access of lower premolars and mesial root of the first molar on the same side. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 Orthopantomogram (OPG) were taken, and the position of the mental foramen was noted. The criteria considered were situated (1) anterior to the premolar, (2) in line with the first premolar, (3) between the first and second premolar, (4) in line with the second premolar, (5) between the second premolar and first molar, and (6) in line with the first molar. Results and Discussions: We can determine the position and symmetry of the mental foramen. The blue color represents the mental foramen on the right side, and orange color represents the mental foramen on the left side. The number of OPGs considered is 100 in number. The age group of the people who were analyzed for the position of mental foramen is 14–70 years of age. Conclusion: In most of the cases, it was found in line with the second premolar, next in between two premolars, and then rarest in case of its presence anterior to first premolar.

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    Pala Ananda Vasishta, M. S. Thenmozhi, Ganesh Lakshmanan*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ganesh Lakshmanan, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Pala Ananda Vasishta, M. S. Thenmozhi, Ganesh Lakshmanan*

    Title:Position and symmetry of mental foramen: A radiographic study in South Indian population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1197-1198)
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    Methodology:A radiographic study
    Research Materials: 100 Orthopantomogram (OPG)

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Mental foramen orthopantomogram radiology South Indian

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