Inferior alveolar artery
|Artery: Inferior alveolar artery|
|Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Inferior alveolar labeled at bottom center.)|
|Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery.|
|Latin||arteria alveolaris inferior|
|Gray's||subject #144 561|
The incisor branch is continued forward beneath the incisor teeth as far as the middle line, where it anastomoses with the artery of the opposite side; the mental branch escapes with the nerve at the mental foramen, supplies the chin, and anastomoses with the submental and inferior labial arteries.
The inferior alveolar artery and its incisor branch during their course through the substance of the bone give off a few twigs which are lost in the cancellous tissue, and a series of branches which correspond in number to the roots of the teeth: these enter the minute apertures at the extremities of the roots, and supply the pulp of the teeth.
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