Radiologic examination for location of the mandibular canal: a comparison between panoramic radiography and conventional tomography.

  • Lindh C
  • Petersson A
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Abstract

Panoramic radiography was compared with conventional tomography as techniques for visualizing the mandibular canal. Tomography gave a significantly clearer image of the canal at and 1 cm posterior to the mental foramen, while no differences were found between the methods 2 cm posterior to the mental foramen. Thus, tomography could be of great value in locating the mandibular canal before implant surgery in edentulous mandibular posterior segments.

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  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible
  • Mandible: anatomy & histology
  • Mandible: radiography
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Tomography, X-Ray

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  • C Lindh

  • a Petersson

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