Inferior alveolar artery

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The inferior alveolar artery is a branch of the maxillary artery. It runs with the inferior alveolar nerve as it descends through the infratemporal fossa and enters the mandibular canal and supplies mandibular teeth. In the region of the first premolar it bifurcates into the incisive and mental branches.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 43826
Section: Anatomy
Tags: cases, refs
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