A Case Report of Developmentally Missing Mental Foramen

A Case Report of Developmentally Missing Mental Foramen

Mohammad Saiful Islam, B.D.S., Ph.D.:

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The inferior alveolar nerve is the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Studies have documented variations in the course and branching pattern of the nerve. Here the author reports a case of  developmentally missing mental foramen in an individual with normal sensory function. Identification of variations in the nerve pathway is essential for treatment planning in the area. 
 
 
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