Vascular Concerns Dental Implants – Lingual Foramen

dental lingual vessels

Mandibular Anterior Lingual region 1 DO NOT perf the lingual cortex

  • 55% have sublingual artery

The 45% that don’t have a sublingual rely on the submental

Danger zone for implant surgery are these ascending branches that 94% people have and their corresponding medial lingual foramen.  Can spot on CT.  Pano study 71% find only 12% easily CBCT study 49%


Examples of damage to sublingual 1 2 3

Can find on CT