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Mylohyoid Nerve

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015

The mylohyoid nerve leaves the inferior alveolar nerve just before it enters the mandibular opening. It continues down the front in a groove on the deep surface of the projection of the jaw bone to reach the mylohyoid muscle, which it supplies, until it reaches the digastric muscle, which it also supplies.