The contribution of the nasopalatine nerve to sensation of the hard palate.

@article{Langford1989TheCO,
  title={The contribution of the nasopalatine nerve to sensation of the hard palate.},
  author={Richard J Langford},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={379-86}
}
This study investigates which areas of the hard palate are innervated by the nasopalatine nerve and determines whether division of this nerve results in a detectable alteration in sensation. In the first part of this study the area of the hard palate from which sharp and blunt sensation could be evoked was investigated in 20 subjects after anaesthetising both anterior (formerly greater) palatine nerves. Sensation remained in the region of the incisive papilla and gingival margin of the central… CONTINUE READING