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Volume 4 , Issue 3
Fall 1989

Pages 249-253

Radiologic Examination for Location of the Mandibular Canal: A Comparison Between Panoramic Radiography and Conventional Tomography

Christina Lindh, DDS/Arne Petersson, DDS, PhD

PMID: 2639123

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, tomograpny could be of great value in locating the mandibular canal before implant surgery in edentulous mandibular posterior segments. INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1989;4: 249-253.)

Key words: mandible, radiography; panoramic radiography; tomography

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