Volume : 3
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2395-499X
Print ISSN : 2395-4914
Article First Page : 94
Article End Page : 96
Introduction and Objective: India is a diverse country with different ethnic origin. Mental foramen is a significantly important anatomical landmark whose position determines the treatment outcome of many dental procedures. The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the location of mental foramen between the populations of Karnataka and Kerala.
Materials and Method: A total of 100 Digital Panoramic radiographs suitable for our study were selected from the records of PMNM dental College and Hospital department of Oral Medicine and Radiology of which 50 radiographs belonged to the Kerala population and 50 radiographs belonged to the local inhabitants of Bagalkot Karnataka. The location of mental foramen was differentiated into 6 types with reference to the mandibular posterior teeth.
Results: The mental foramen was situated between the two premolars in both the population.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant difference in the location of mental foramen among two south Indian inhabitants.
Keywords: Mental foramen, Karnataka, Kerala, OPG