Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Root

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_3058

Definition

The root is the invisible part of the tooth that anchors the tooth in the jaw. Inside every root, there is a root canal with nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.

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