inferior alveolar artery

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in·fe·ri·or al·ve·o·lar ar·ter·y

origin, first part of maxillary artery; distribution, through mandibular foramen/canal to lower teeth and chin; branches, artery to mylohyoid, mental artery, dental arteries.

inferior alveolar artery

an artery that descends with the inferior alveolar nerve from the first or mandibular portion of the maxillary artery to the mandibular foramen on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible. It enters the mandibular canal and continues to the first premolar tooth, where it divides into the mental and incisor branches. Also called arteria alveolaris inferior.

inferior alveolar artery

An artery of the face, which is a branch of the maxillary artery, that enters the mandibular foramen. It has three major branches that supply the teeth, the chin and oral mucosa: incisor, mental and mylohyoid.

in·fe·ri·or al·ve·o·lar ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr al-vē'ŏ-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, first part of maxillary artery; distribution, through mandibular foramen and canal to lower teeth and chin; branches, artery to mylohyoid, mental artery, dental arteries.
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Conduction velocity of the human inferior alveolar nerve.
The Gow-Gates technique11 has been reported to have a higher success rate than the conventional inferior alveolar nerve block when used by experienced operators.
Infratemporal space infection can be observed after maxillary molar infections, a posterior superior alveolar nerve or inferior alveolar nerve blocks as well as mandibular third molar infections that spread to pterygomandibular space (15).
Conclusions: Ibuprofen and acetaminophen premedication has similar efficacy on success of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis.
One study reported no difference in reaction to inferior alveolar nerve blocks and maxillary infiltrations in children [Ram and Peretz, 2001]; however others have suggested that the former is more uncomfortable than the latter in paediatric patients [Jones et al.
More respondents reported using the inferior alveolar nerve block for mandibular block anesthesia (88%) than the Gow-Gates nerve block (5%).
Operative-specific variables included type of flap (envelop or triangular), lingual flap retraction, bone removal, tooth sectioning, visibility of inferior alveolar nerve after extraction, intraoperative bleeding, the surgeon (both right-handed operators) and the operation time, which was with the mean of 27.
Bilateral inferior alveolar nerve blocks were given with 2% articaine (1:100,000 epinephrine) and local infiltration with 2% lidocaine (1:50,000 epinephrine) to assist with hemostasis.
Injections included anterior superior alveolar nerve block (ASA), middle superior alveolar nerve block (MSA), posterior superior alveolar nerve block (PSA), and right and left inferior alveolar nerve blocks (IANB) using 3 percent mepivacaine during the 90-minute session.
Anatomic structures such as the maxillary sinus, nasal floor, and inferior alveolar nerve may limit the technique.
Traumatic neuromas of the head and neck have been reported in the oral cavity, the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve, the inferior alveolar nerve of the mandible, the auriculotemporal nerve, the glossopharyngeal nerve, and the facial nerve.
Damage to the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the most serious complications in mandibular surgery (Soheilifar et al.