The Anatomy of a Tooth

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Our team wants you to understand your oral health and smile as much as possible, which is why we recommend knowing the anatomy of a tooth. If you know the different parts of your chompers, you will better understand the terminology and treatment your dentist, Dr. Rai, uses. So, to help you, we have provided the information regarding the following sections of a tooth:

-Crown: The crown is the section of your tooth that is visible when you smile.

-Enamel: The enamel is the hard outer section of the tooth. This part acts as a shield and it fights off tooth decay and other dental issues.

-Dentin: Dentin is the hard tissue that lies under the enamel. This section is naturally yellow and it tends to show when your enamel starts to wear away.

-Pulp chamber: The pulp chamber is the space inside the tooth that holds the nerve and blood vessels. If this section is infected, it causes extreme pain and it usually results in extensive treatment.

-Root: The root is the section of the tooth that lies in the bone socket. The root holds the tooth in place.

If you would like to know more about the anatomy of a tooth, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 540-657-0867 at your earliest convenience. We are more than happy to help you!