Study of Relative Position of the Mental Foramen in Different Age Groups: An Institutional Based Study
Relative Position of the Mental Foramen
Background: Mental foramen is located on the anterolateral surface of the body of the mandible. Mental foramen is an important anatomical landmark. It is used for the anesthetists and dental surgeons during various oral and maxillofacial procedures/ surgeries.Aim: To study relative position of the Mandibular foramen in different age groups of adults.Subjects and Methods:In this study we have selected 800 patients. The present study was carried out on CBCT scans procured from the Dental Hospitals in Jaipur, Rajasthan. A detailed study of morphometric features of mental foramen along with other parameters of the mandible was carried out on the coronal, axial and sagittal views of CBCT scans using “CS 3D Imaging v3.5.7”. Patients were divided in groups based on age.Results:The most common position of mental foramen in current study was found to be position 4 followed by position 3. No statistical difference was observed in or study in respect of position of MF association with different age group.Conclusion: A variation in mental foramen is very common and a good knowledge of anatomical landmark can help to prevent surgical injuries.