mental foramen


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men·tal fo·ra·men

[TA]
the anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.
Synonym(s): foramen mentale [TA], mental canal

men·tal for·a·men

(men'tăl fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
The anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.

men·tal for·a·men

(men'tăl fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
The anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.
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In the anterior aspect of the mandibular canal, injection can be made through the mental foramen to desensitize mental aspect of the mandibular nerve.
Evaluation of the mental foramen and accessory mental foramen in Turkish patients using cone-beam computed tomography images reconstructed from a volumetric rendering program.
In the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), multiplanar reconstruction demonstrated marked increase in the diameter of the mandibular canal throughout their length, on both sides, as well as the enlargement of mental foramens. Right and left side mandibular canal's bone cortices were preserved but they were thinning.
Position of de mental foramen in a Korean population: a clinical and radiographic study.
Firstly, the mental foramen was identified and marked red.
The mental foramen is present in the dentary bone below the anterior portion of m1.
This revealed a left sided parotid mass extending posteriorly to the mandibular angle, anteriorly beyond the mental foramen and postero-superiorly to the skull base.
Its larger terminal branch emerges from the mental foramen as the mental nerve and innervates the skin of the chin and the lower lip, while the smaller incisive branch supplies the canine and incisor teeth.
Some investigators support intervention surveys (Blanas et al, 2004): special needle electrode is pricked below zygoma against lower jaw temporal joint 4-4.5 cm deep by foramen ovale; the other electrode is put by mental foramen; then the time of stimulus spread is registered.