Inferior alveolar artery

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 27 Jul 2022

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.

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