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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1155) Last page : ( 1157)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00207.3

Age Related Changes in Mandible

Monalisa R, Babu Yuvaraj K

Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

Aim

To study the age related changes in mandible.

Objective

The aim of the study is to assess the changes in the mandible of adult and old age using 46 Mandibles from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College. Angle of the mandible, length and breadth of the ramus of the mandible, position of the mental foramen, are the different parameters which will be observed.

Background

Mandibular structure that undergo changes with ageing include Alveolar Bone, Condylar Process, Coronoid Process, Mental Foramen, Ramus and Mandibular Canal. Porosity was observed to increase with ageing. It was observed to be more pronounced in alveolar bone than in mandibular bone.

Reason

The reason for the study to know about the changes in the mandible with ageing.

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