dental foramina

dental foramina

An older term for the canals through which nerves and blood vessels pass into the mandible or maxilla.
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Abstract: The jaw can be moved directly forward or backward; up and down, a pure hinge motion; a rotary movement on a vertical axis through one of the condyles; and rotation on a transverse axis passing from side to side through the mandibular or inferior dental foramina.
The jaw can move directly forward or backward; up and down, a pure hinge motion; a rotary movement on a vertical axis through one of the condyles; and rotation on a transversal axis passing from side to side through the mandibular or inferior dental foramina.