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Anterior Superior Alveolar Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Superior Alveolar Artery (Right)

Arteria alveolaris superior anterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Infraorbital artery.

Course: Descends in the lateral wall of maxillary sinus.

Branches: Dental and peridental branches.

Supplied Structures: Canine and incisor teeth of maxillary dental arcade, maxillary sinus.

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Origin

The anterior superior alveolar arteries arise from the infraorbital artery as it passes through the infraorbital canal.

Course

The anterior superior alveolar arteries descend within the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus.

Branches

The anterior superior alveolar artery divides into dental and peridental branches. Additionally, the anterior superior alveolar arteries form anastomoses with the posterior superior alveolar arteries, or the middle superior alveolar arteries when present.

Supplied Structures

The anterior superior alveolar arteries supply the incisor and canine teeth of the upper jaw.

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