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Cementum


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Author list: Saqib Ali, Imran Farooq, Amr Bugshan, Erum Khan, and Syed Ali Khurram
Publication year: 2021
Start page: 55
End page: 67
Number of pages: 13
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Cementum is mineralized tissue which covers the root of the teeth. It is secreted by cells called cementoblasts which are differentiated from the dental follicle. There are different types of cementum based on various classifications with the most popular classification dividing it into acellular and cellular type. Acellular cementum is the first formed cementum; this is why it is sometimes also called as primary cementum. Cellular cementum is formed after acellular cementum and is sometimes referred to as secondary cementum. The junction between cementum and enamel is called Cemento enamel Junction. Cementoblastoma is a benign tumor derived from cementum. It is of odontogenic origin and usually there is no paresthesia of the associated teeth. Tooth root resorption involves resorption of cementum followed by dentin. It is carried out by avariant of osteoclasts called odontoclasts. Root resorption is mainly divided into two types: external and internal.


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