Mylohyoid Muscle Revisited: Anatomic Features with Clinical Implications in Dentistry

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Van Mai Truong1; Soyeon Kim; Joowon Lee1; Wanki Lee & Young-Seok Park


The mylohyoid muscle, one of the suprahyoid group, forms the floor of the mouth. Its main function is swallowing. It is a margin between the sublingual and the submandibular spaces and is important in the pathway of oral and maxillofacial infection. In prosthodontics, it is one of anatomic landmarks that limits the lingual margin of the mandibular denture. Currently, the muscle receives much interest in the fields of maxillofacial reconstruction and rejuvenation. The hemorrhagic issue around the mandibular lingual region is usually involved with the mylohyoid especially in the dental implant installation. This review covers anatomic features of the mylohyoid muscle with diverse clinical implications.

KEY WORDS: Mylohyoid muscle; Denture; Hernia; Anatomy.

How to cite this article

TRUONG, M. V.; KIM, S.; LEE, J.; LEE, W. & PARK, Y. S. Mylohyoid muscle revisited: Anatomic features with clinical implications in dentistry. Int. J. Morphol., 40(5):1194-1201, 2022.