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Have you ever wondered about the intricate structure of a tooth? It’s truly fascinating how this small, seemingly simple object plays such a vital role in our daily lives. Let’s delve into the intricacies of tooth anatomy and shed light on the different components that make up a tooth.

Understanding the Anatomy of a ToothThe Crown

The crown is the visible part of the tooth that sits above the gumline. It is covered by a protective layer called enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body. Enamel safeguards the underlying structures and gives the tooth its white appearance. Maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing is crucial for preserving the health of the crown.

The Gumline

Just below the crown lies the gumline, which serves as a protective barrier for the tooth root. Healthy gums are essential for the overall well-being of the tooth, as they prevent bacterial infection and provide support to the adjacent structures.

The Root

Beneath the gumline lies the root, which anchors the tooth securely in the jawbone. The root is covered by cementum, a hard layer that connects the tooth to the surrounding tissues. Embedded within the root are tiny channels called root canals, which contain nerves and blood vessels that supply nutrients to the tooth.

The Dentin

Beneath the enamel and cementum lies the dentin, a dense, calcified tissue. Dentin is softer than enamel but harder than bone. It comprises the majority of the tooth structure and provides support to the outer layers. When tooth decay penetrates the enamel, it can progress through the dentin, leading to sensitivity and potential damage.

The Pulp

At the core of the tooth lies the pulp, which consists of soft tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. The pulp is responsible for sensations such as hot and cold temperatures, and it plays a crucial role during tooth development. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it may require root canal treatment to alleviate pain and save the tooth.

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Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Your Root Canal Treatment

Choosing the right dental clinic for your root canal treatment is crucial. At Eilertsen Dental Care, we offer a combination of expertise and experienceadvanced technology, and a patient-centered approach. We are dedicated to providing personalised care that prioritises your comfort and dental health. Trust us with your root canal treatment, and we will go above and beyond to ensure a positive and comfortable experience.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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