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Mental Foramen Location In A Turkish Population: A Cone Beam Computer Tomography Study [Turk Endod J]
Turk Endod J. Ahead of Print: TEJ-08208 | DOI: 10.14744/TEJ.2021.08208

Mental Foramen Location In A Turkish Population: A Cone Beam Computer Tomography Study

Sadullah Kaya1, Gizem Akın Tartuk1, Mehmet Eskibağlar1, Merve Yeniçeri Özata1, Seda Falakaloglu2
1Dicle University, Faculty Of Dentistry, Department Of Endodontics, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
2Afyonkarahisar University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department Of Endodontics, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.

Purpose: Mental foramen (MF) is the gap generally located between the first and second premolars on the outer surface of the mandibula. The well-defined MF location is extremely important for dental procedures. The purpose of this study was to identify the MF location in the Turkish population based on gender using cone beam computer tomography (CBCT). Methods: In this study, sagittal, axial, and coronal CBCT images of 200 patients (120 male, 80 female) were retrospectively scanned, and the MF locations of the teeth were separately evaluated for the right and left mandibula. Results: The investigated images show that the prevalence of MF between the first and second premolar teeth (right mandibula: 47%, left mandibular: 52.5%, female: 49.4%, male 50%) is higher than other locations. Conclusion: This CBCT study enabled the identification of the MF location for the Turkish population. This data can contribute to dental procedure applications, such as mental nerve anesthesia, endodontics, and implantology.

Keywords: Mental foramen, cone beam computer tomography, CBCT



Corresponding Author: Sadullah Kaya, Türkiye
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