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Inferior Labial Branches of Mental Nerve (Right)
Nervous System

Inferior Labial Branches of Mental Nerve (Right)

Rami labiales inferiores nervi mentalis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Mental nerve.

Course: Ascend in the tissue of the lower lip, sending branches to the skin and mucosa of the lip and associated labial gingiva.

Branches: None.

Supply: Convey general sense fibers from the skin and mucosal surfaces of the lower lip and the labial gingiva of the mandibular incisors and canines.

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Origin

The inferior labial branches of the mental nerve originate from the mental nerve. Their sensory fibers have cell bodies located in the trigeminal ganglion.

Course

The inferior labial branches of the mental nerve run superiorly through the lower lip, giving off fibers to both the skin and mucosal surfaces.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The inferior labial branches of the mental nerve convey general sense fibers from the skin and mucosa lining of the lower lip, and the labial gingiva associated with the mandibular incisors and canines.

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Anesthetizing the mental nerve rostral to where it exits the mental foramen desensitizes the skin of the ipsilateral lip and chin.

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