Dentaltown - The trigeminal nerve, a. the fifth cranial nerve, or simply CN V, is responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. It has 3 major branches: - ophthalmic nerve - maxillary nerve - mandibular nerve
The nerves [yellow] and blood vessels [blue and red] within the spongy bone of the jaw. The buccal plates are partially removed to show the path of the vessels and nerves into the teeth. Dentaltown Message Board Dental Anatomy and Tooth Morphology.