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The roots of a tooth, which extend below the gum line and anchor a tooth into the jawbone, have nerves and blood vessels that carry nutrients to the core (pulp) of the tooth. The roots are covered by cementum, a solid, tough tissue that helps keep the tooth firmly in its socket.
Current as of:
October 3, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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