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Incisive Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Incisive Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Left)

Ramus incisivus arteriae alveolaris inferioris

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Quick Facts

Origin: Inferior alveolar artery.

Course: Courses medially in the mandible, below the incisor teeth.

Branches: Dental and peridental branches.

Supplied Structures: Mandibular dental arcade.

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Origin

The incisive branch of the inferior alveolar artery is a continuation of the inferior alveolar artery once the mental artery arises.

Course

The incisive branch of the inferior alveolar artery traverses the mandibular canal, accompanied by the terminal end of the inferior alveolar nerve.

Branches

The incisive branch of the inferior alveolar artery gives rise to dental and peridental branches.

Supplied Structures

The incisive branch of the inferior alveolar artery supplies the roots and pulp of the teeth of the lower jaw (i.e., the mandibular dental arcades).

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