dental anatomy: quick review

28 Jul

QUICK Anatomy:

there is the dentin, which is most of the tooth, which surrounds the pulp.

The pulp is the neurovascular supply of the tooth in the core of the tooth.

The Crown is the visible portion of the tooth consists of a thick layer of enamel overlying the dentin.

The Root extends into the alveolar bone and is covered by a thin layer called Cementum.

Beyond the cementum wrapping the tooth is the periodontal ligament, which abuts the bone.

At the apex of the tooth is a feeding neurovascular bundle that gives to the pulp.






Submitted by J. Stone.


References: (Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine Chapter 240); picture 1, picture 2.


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