Evaluation of localisation of mandibular foramen in patients with mandibular third molar teeth using cone-beam computed tomography

Altun O., Miloglu O., Dedeoglu N., Duman Ş. B. , Torenek K.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.77, no.4, pp.717-723, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.a2018.0044
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.717-723
  • Keywords: mandibular foramen, cone-beam computed tomography, third molar teeth, ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK, POSITIONAL CHANGES, MENTAL FORAMINA, ERUPTION, YOUNG


Background: It is important to know the correct anatomical location of the mandibular foramen to obtain successful anaesthesia of inferior alveolar nerve and to prevent injury to the mandibular vessels and nerve, during a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. The aim of this study is to evaluate localisation of the mandibular foramen in patients with the third molars using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).