The literature reports that the location of mental foramen shows differences among races. The aim of this study was to assess the mental foramen position in a sample of Lebanese population using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology.
The mental foramen represents an exit to blood vessels and to the mental nerve that is a branch of the inferior alveolar nerve, which makes it an important anatomical landmark to be respected during surgical interventions in the region.
This article helps prevent surgical complications in the mental foramen region.Prof. Georges Aoun, BDS, MScD, Doctorate
Acta Inform Med 2017 Dec;25(4):259-262
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
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