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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:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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