Canine space

Last revised by Francis Deng on 7 Feb 2022

The canine space, or infraorbital space, is a paired compartment in the soft tissues of the face, overlying the maxilla near the canine tooth root and covered by the levator labii superioris muscle.

Gross anatomy

The canine space contains fat and branches of the infraorbital nerve.


The canine space has the following boundaries:

Related pathology

Periapical infection from the canine that perforates the buccal cortex will spread into the canine space.

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