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Arteries of Oral Cavity
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Oral Cavity

Arteriae cavitatis oris

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Description

The arteries of the oral cavity supply a vast number of structures within the oral cavity including the lips and cheeks, the floor of the mouth, the hard and soft palate, tongue, and teeth. Collectively, these structures are supplied by branches of the maxillary facial, and lingual arteries.

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