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Bone and gums around the teeth

Bone and gums around the teeth

Cross-section view of crown and root of tooth, showing enamel, dentin, gums, bone, pulp, and nerve and blood vessels.

Gum tissue and bones surround and support the teeth. Healthy gums and strong bones hold the teeth firmly in place.

Current as of: June 30, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

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