Posterior superior alveolar artery

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Posterior superior alveolar artery
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Plan of branches of maxillary artery
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Plan of branches of maxillary artery. (Post. sup. alveolar in lower right.)
Details
Latin arteria alveolaris superior posterior
Supplies molar and premolar teeth
lining of the maxillary sinus
gingiva
Branches
branches to alveolar canals
branches to gingiva
Identifiers
Gray's p.562
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12153442
TA A12.2.05.075
FMA FMA:49757
Anatomical terminology

The posterior superior alveolar artery (posterior dental artery) is given off from the maxillary, frequently in conjunction with the infraorbital artery just as the trunk of the vessel is passing into the pterygopalatine fossa.

Branches[edit]

Descending upon the tuberosity of the maxilla, it divides into numerous branches, some of which enter the alveolar canals, to supply the molar and premolar teeth and the lining of the maxillary sinus, while others are continued forward on the alveolar process to supply the gingiva.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.