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.
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise