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International Journal of Experimental Dental Science


The mental foramen is defined as the entire funnel-like opening in the lateral surface of the mandible at the terminus of the mental canal. The location of the mental foramen is of high significance while giving nerve block technique for adequate pain control to perform surgical procedures. Many studies have been conducted across the world, and a wide range of literature has been published on this topic. This study aims to determine the position of the mental foramen in southern Saudi Arabian population. This would act as a guide while anesthetizing the mental nerve and also in preserving the nerve while performing surgical procedures in this region.

Keywords: Inferior alveolar nerve, Mental foramen, Surgery.

How to cite this article: Bokhari K, Shahrani AA, Mustafa AB, Hdban Y, Saleh M, Mofareh A. Position of Mental Foramen among Saudi Population: A Radiographic Study. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2016;5(2):109-112.

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