Location of the mandibular foramen-Radiographic study

Abstract

A comparison between the location of mandibular foramen on ten dry mandibles has been used in this study with its location on the two extraoral radiographic projections taken for each dry mandible. First projection with the use of panoramic radiograph and the second projection have been taken by lateral oblique jaw projection. The results are shown no significant difference between the measurements are taken from both radiographs. But still the lateral oblique jaw radiograph is more resoluted and accurate in the localization of the mandibular foramen.