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An: 2017, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 8
Title: 

THE ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF MANDIBULAR FORAMEN AND LINGULA REGARDING THE INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK – A LITERATURE REVIEW

Authors: 

      Emilia Dîmbu, M. Dîmbu - “St. Spiridon” Hospital Iasi, Romania, Department of Oral and Maxilofaciall Surgery
      Cristina Popa - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine
      Anca Sava - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy
      Alexandra Lorina Stelea - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Faculty of Medicine, Student
      Carmen Gabriela Stelea - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Dento-Alveolar Surgery
      THE ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF MANDIBULAR FORAMEN AND LINGULA REGARDING THE INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK – A LITERATURE REVIEW (Abstract): In oral-maxillofacial surgery and, in general, in dentistry, providing a pain-free treatment is a very important part of the patient-doctor relationship and mandatory to provide high-quality health care. This review analyzes published research in English from 2000 to 2016, concerning the location and the particularities of the mandibular foramen and lingula. The aim of the article is to highlight the need for clinicians to have a solid understanding of the anatomy of the oral-maxillofacial territory.
Key words: MANDIBULAR FORAMEN, LINGULA, INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK, ANATOMY, MANDIBLE
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