Title

Anatomy, Head and Neck, Lingual Nerve

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

The lingual nerve branches from the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. The lingual nerve is often in a common stem with the inferior alveolar nerve after the mandibular division enters the infratemporal fossa through foramen ovale.[1] The lingual nerve separates from the inferior alveolar nerve and then descends anteriorly into the oral cavity. As it does so, it innervates the mucous membrane of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, the floor of the oral cavity, and the adjacent gum (lingual gingiva).[2]

Publisher's Statement

The original material can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546652/

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