ASSESSMENT OF COURSE AND VISIBILITY OF MANDIBULAR CANAL AND POSITION OF MENTAL FORAMEN ON PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHS.
Saveetha Dental college and hospital, Saveetha Institute of medical and technical science,
Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077 Tamil Nadu,India, Email id : email@example.com
Dr. Sangavi .R
Senior lecturer, Department of oral medicine, Radiology and Special care dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai 77, Tamil Nadu, India, Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep
Associate Professor, Department of conservative and endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha university,
Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India, Email Id: email@example.com
AIM : Aim of this study is to assess the course of mandibular canal and mental foramen.
Before undergoing any surgery on the posterior mandible, the mandibular canal is a crucial landmark that needs to be taken into account.The mental foramen (MF) is a bilateral orifice in the jaw through which matching arteries and veins, as well as the mental nerve and a branch of the inferior alveolar nerve, exit. MATERIALS AND METHOD :
About 40 Panoramic Images were taken for the study. Visual determination was done to check whether the mandibular canal was clearly visible, probably visible, or invisible, the visibility of this canal from the first to third molar region was assessed. It was checked with OPG and results were analyzed. RESULTS : Position of mental foramen it is mostly 33% found inferior to the premolar roots and another 33% immediately below the inferior second premolar.
Keywords : Mandibular canal, Mental foramen, Third molar, Panoramic images