Author(s): al Jasser NM, Nwoku AL
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the most common position of the mental foramen in a selected Saudi population and to compare the results with those reported for other populations. METHODS: Four hundred and fourteen panoramic radiographs of a Saudi population from four different dental centres were studied. RESULTS: The commonest position of the mental foramen was in line with the longitudinal axis of the second premolar (45.3\%) followed closely by location between the first and second premolars (42.7\%). The mental foramen was symmetrical in 80\% of patients. CONCLUSION: Clinicians should expect to find the position of the mental foramen to be symmetrical and in line with the second premolar teeth.
This article was published in Dentomaxillofac Radiol
and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research