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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105-107

Imaging of accessory mental foramen before implant therapy

1 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

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Prof. Nurdan Ozmeric
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-3841.170626

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It is critical to determine the location and variation of mental foramen (MF) during the implant treatment. Multiple numbers of MF can be seen in the mandible, and they are called as accessory MF (AMF). Detecting the anatomic variations including AMFs with radiological examinations before surgical applications are important to prevent neurovascular complications. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a beneficial method to determine the anatomical structures such as MF and its anatomical variations. The aim of this case report was to present the diagnosis of AMF localized at the left side of the mandible of a 44-year-old woman patient who was applied for implant therapy. Treatment planning and postoperative evaluation were performed with CBCT.

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