The evaluation of visibility of mandibular anatomic landmarks using panoramic radiography
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CitationSerindere, G., & Belgin, C. A. (2019). The evaluation of visibility of mandibular anatomic landmarks using panoramic radiography. International Dental Research, 9(2), 69-77.
Aim: The mandibular canal, mandibular foramen, mental foramen, and incisive canal are important anatomical structures for dental surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the visibility of these important landmarks in different age groups and to compare the visibility in the dentulous group with the edentulous group on panoramic radiographs. Methodology: Panoramic radiographs of 500 patients (237 males and 263 females; mean age:39.2) were evaluated for this study; the visibility of their anatomical landmarks was analyzed, and scores were noted.The data obtained were analyzed using the SPSS 21 package program.The value of p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The mandibular canal, mandibular foramen, mental foramen, and incisive canal were visible in 89.8%, 88%, 80.6%, and 12.8%of all radiographs, respectively.Twenty-three(4.6%) patients had total tooth loss.The visibility of the anatomical landmarks were most clearly observed in groups below 25 years old. Conclusions: Panoramic radiographs provide useful information on the visibility of anatomical landmarks. However, using 3D imaging methods before surgical procedures will provide more accurate results.
SourceInternational Dental Research
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