Root of a tooth - definition of Root of a tooth by The Free Dictionary
Root of a tooth
|(Anat.) ||the part of a tooth contained in the socket and consisting of one or more fangs.|
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Once an infection has reached the root of a tooth
, it places the tooth at risk of extraction if timely treatment is not performed.
Recession--loss of part or all of the gingiva over the root of a tooth