It’s time for the next canal: the nasopalatine canal. This canal may also be referred to as the incisive canal. It is seen on both intraoral radiographs and extraoral radiographs. The nasopalatine canal presents as a vertical radiolucent band between the roots of the maxillary central incisors superiorly to the floor of the nasal cavity. Two thin radiopaque borders may be evident but are not seen on every patient.
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