Document Type: Literature Review

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Dental Student

Abstract

Bifid mandibular canal is almost a rare anatomical variation and can be of considerable interest for the dentists. This condition can lead to complication in performing mandibular anesthesia, surgery of the lower third molar, orthognatic or reconstructive mandibular surgery, placement of dental implants and prosthesis, bleeding, and traumatic neuroma. Therefore, paying attention to this condition seems necessary. In this article, two cases of bilateral bifid mandibular canal are reproted.Key words: Bifid mandibular canal, anatomical variation