Mental artery

  • The mental artery (Latin: arteria mentalis) is a terminal branch of the inferior alveolar artery (a branch of the maxillary artery). It supplies the skin and muscles in the chin region.

    The mental artery separates from the inferior alveolar artery within the mandibular canal and emerges onto the face via the mental foramen. It anastomoses with the inferior labial and submental arteries.