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Mandibular Nerve or Third Division of Trigeminal nerve

Mandibular Nerve or Third Division of Trigeminal nerve

Mandibular Nerve or Third Division of Trigeminal nerve This division supplies sensation to the mandible and the teeth. It contains somatic motor fibers as well as sensory nerve fibers. (The first two divisions are primarily sensory.) This nerve passes downward to enter the mandible through the mandibular foramen. Before entering the foramen, it gives off […]

September 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Maxillary Nerve or Second Division of Trigeminal Nerve

Maxillary Nerve or Second Division of Trigeminal Nerve

Maxillary Nerve or Second Division of Trigeminal Nerve This division supplies sensation to the central part of the face, including the maxillary bone, all the maxillary teeth, the soft tissues of the hard palate, and the soft tissues surrounding the teeth. It contains no somatic motor fibers. The maxillary teeth. The maxillary nerve on each […]

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Nerve Supply of the Jaws and Teeth

Nerve Supply of the Jaws and Teeth

Nerve Supply of the Jaws and Teeth The fifth cranial nerve (the trigeminal nerve) is the largest of the twelve pairs. It is of particular importance in dentistry since it provides the nerve supply to the jaws and the teeth. The fifth cranial nerve contains both motor and sensory fibers. Thus, it has a motor […]

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