lingual foramen


Anatomy Monday: Foramina on Intraoral Radiographs 1

Today I thought I’d go with a little refresher of foramina visible on intraoral radiographs specifically periapical radiographs.  There will be a total of 4 I’m covering, 2 each in the maxilla and mandible.  So onto the maxilla first. Incisive Foramen The incisive foramen is the inferior opening of the […]


Anatomy Monday: Lingual Foramen (mandible) 2

It’s another foramen in the mandible.  While there are multiple lingual foramina in the mandible, the most commonly seen one is in the anterior mandible on the midline.  It appears as a round radiolucent entity with a thin to thick corticated border.  It may be single or multiple (up to […]


Case of the week: Double Lingual Foramina 4

This weeks case is an interesting variant of normal anatomy – two lingual foramina seen on a periapical radiograph.  Some patients can have up to three lingual foramina. Note the two well-defined, circular radiolucent entities inferior to the mandibular central incisors.  The superior one is larger than the inferior one. […]