Mental artery

Last revised by Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones on 10 Sep 2021

The mental artery is a terminal branch of the inferior alveolar artery which itself is a branch of the first part of the maxillary artery. It emerges onto the face from the mandibular canal with the mental nerve at the mental foramen, and supplies muscles and skin in the chin region. The mental artery anastomoses with the inferior labial and submental arteries.

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