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Encyclopedia > Anterior superior alveolar nerve
Nerve: Anterior superior alveolar nerve
Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion.
Alveolar branches of superior maxillary nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion.
Latin rami alveolares superiores anteriores nervi maxillaris, ramus alveolaris superior anteriores
Gray's subject #200 891
Innervates dental alveolus
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12688674

The anterior superior alveolar branch (anterior superior dental branch), of considerable size, is given off from the maxillary nerve just before its exit from the infraorbital foramen; it descends in a canal in the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus, and divides into branches which supply the incisor and canine teeth. Image File history File links Gray778. ... The maxillary sinus is the largest paranasal sinus. ... The mandibular nerve is the third branch (V3) of the trigeminal nerve. ... The submandibular ganglion (or submaxillary ganglion in older texts) is of small size and is fusiform in shape. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 391 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 391 pixel, file size: 45 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Oculomotor nerve Glossopharyngeal nerve Wikipedia:Gray... The maxillary nerve (superior maxillary nerve), or second division of the trigeminal, is a sensory nerve. ... The sphenopalatine ganglion is a parasympathetic ganglion found in the spheno-maxillary fossa. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Maxillary nerve is one of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve, one of the cranial nerves. ... Above the canine fossa is the infraorbital foramen, the end of the infraorbital canal; it transmits the infraorbital vessels and nerve. ... The maxillary sinus is the largest paranasal sinus. ... Incisors are the first kind of tooth in heterodont mammals. ... The Canine teeth are the long, pointed teeth used for grabbing hold of and tearing apart foods, also called cuspids, dogteeth or fangs. Species that feature them, such as humans and dogs, usually have four, two in the top jaw, two in the lower, on either side of the Incisors. ...

It communicates with the middle superior alveolar branch, and gives off a nasal branch, which passes through a minute canal in the lateral wall of the inferior meatus, and supplies the mucous membrane of the anterior part of the inferior meatus and the floor of the nasal cavity, communicating with the nasal branches from the sphenopalatine ganglion. The middle superior alveolar nerve is a nerve that drops from the infraorbital portion of the maxillary nerve to supply the sinus mucosa, the roots of the maxillary premolars, and the mesiobuccal root of the first molar. ... ṇ The inferior meatus, the largest of the three meatuses of the nose, is the space between the inferior concha and the floor of the nasal cavity. ... The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of mostly endodermal origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion. ... The nasal cavity (or nasal fossa) is a large air-filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face. ... The sphenopalatine ganglion is a parasympathetic ganglion found in the spheno-maxillary fossa. ...

See also

The anterior superior alveolar arteries originate from the infraorbital artery; they supply the upper incisors and canines; they also supply the mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus. ... The Posterior Superior Alveolar Branches (posterior superior dental branches) arise from the trunk of the maxillary nerve just before it enters the infraorbital groove; they are generally two in number, but sometimes arise by a single trunk. ...

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