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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Position of Mental Foramen among two south Indian Population

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Author Details : Naveen Srinivas, Ketki Sali, Praveenkumar Ramdurg, Surekha Puranik, Pramod Ingaleshwar

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 94-96

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Introduction and Objective: India is a diverse country with different ethnic origin. Mental foramen is a significantly important anatomical landmark whose position determines the treatment outcome of many dental procedures. The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the location of mental foramen between the populations of Karnataka and Kerala.
Materials and Method: A total of 100 Digital Panoramic radiographs suitable for our study were selected from the records of PMNM dental College and Hospital department of Oral Medicine and Radiology of which 50 radiographs belonged to the Kerala population and 50 radiographs belonged to the local inhabitants of Bagalkot Karnataka. The location of mental foramen was differentiated into 6 types with reference to the mandibular posterior teeth.
Results: The mental foramen was situated between the two premolars in both the population.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant difference in the location of mental foramen among two south Indian inhabitants.

Mental foramen, Karnataka, Kerala, OPG

How to cite : Srinivas N, Sali K, Ramdurg P, Puranik S, Ingaleshwar P, Position of Mental Foramen among two south Indian Population. Int J Oral Health Dent 2017;3(2):94-96

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