Inferior dental plexus

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Inferior dental plexus
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Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion.
Details
Latin plexus dentalis inferior
From
inferior alveolar nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.897
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_24/12647826
TA A14.2.01.091
FMA 53263
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The inferior dental plexus is a nerve plexus which supplies the lower jaw. It is branches off of the inferior alveolar nerve and functions as innervation to the mandibular molars, first bicuspid, and part of the second bicuspid. The inferior dental plexus does not supply innervation to the cuspids or incisors as they get innervation from the incisive branch of the inferior alveolar nerve which branches as the inferior alveolar nerve exits the mental foramen as the mental nerve.

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