Tag Archives: Mental Foramen

Mental Foramen and Anterior Loop


Where is the anterior loop? In relationship to the mental forman? Genetic variances position Santini BDJ 2012 Position between 1st and 2nd premolar European and Indian Directly below 2nd premolar in Chinese   Anterior loop = an extension of IAN, anterior to mental foramen, before existing canal Study 1010 patients CBCT 1/3 have averge 1.4mm […]

Mandibular Incisive Canal MIC


Mandibular Incisive Canal = MIC = anterior extension of mandibular canal anterior to the mental foramen Rarely known if damaged because just makes anterior teeth numb and hard for patient to tell, plus teeth often missing in that area if getting implant there   Lit review The occurrence of the mandibular incisive canal was 11 […]