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Evaluation of Mental Foramen with Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Systematic Review of Literature

Table 1

Location of the mental foramen (MF) in relation to adjacent teeth n MF (%).

ArticlesAnterior to PM1In line with PM1Between PM1 and PM2In line with PM2Between PM2 and M1In line with M1 (often to the mesial root)Between M1 and M2Total

[14]0 (0.0)18 (4.8)231 (59.8)120 (30.4)16 (4.2)1 (0.3)0 (0.0)†386 (100)
[15]0 (0.0)7 (4.2)94 (56)60 (35.7)7 (4.2)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)168 (100)
[16](0.0)(3.33)(51.67)(40.83)(4.17)(0.0)(0.0)(100)
(6.66)(20)(73.33)0(100)
[17]57 (53.8)1 (1)48 (45.3)106 (100)
[18]0 (0.0)†32 (5)161 (25.3)369 (57.9)58 (9.1)17 (2.7)0 (0.0)†637 (100)
[19]0 (0.0)1 (2.6)9 (23.1)22 (56.4)7 (17.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)†39 (100)
[20]0 (0.0)†0† (0.0†)103 (33.0)157 (50.3)52 (16.7)0 (0.0)†0 (0.0)†312 (100)
[21](0.0)†(5.0)(25.3)(57.9)(0.0)†(2.7)(9.1)(100)
[22]0 (0.0)†62 (10.3)179 (29.6)319 (52.8)36 (6)8 (1.3)0 (0.0)†604 (100)
[23]0 (0.0)†(7.03)(73.39†)(17.74)(1.83†)(0.0†)(0.0 †)(100)
[12]1 (0.6)18 (10.7)75 (44.4)69 (40.8)5 (3.0)1 (0.6)0 (0.0)†169 (100)
[24]0.0(1.9)(43.5)(34.3)(19.4)(0.9)(0.0†)(100)
(41.2)(37.3)(100)
[25]0 (0.0)5 (3.6)70 (50.4)57 (41.0)7 (5.0)139 (100)
[26]2 (0.25)†66 (8.26)†495 (61.95)†219 (27.41)†11 (1.38)†6 (0.75)†799† (100)

PM1: first premolar, PM2: second premolar, M1: first molar, and M2: second molar. Values calculated based on data from publications.In the presence of an anterior loop of the inferior alveolar nerve.