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Author list: Imran Farooq, Saqib Ali, Syed Ali Khurram, and Paul Anderson
Publication year: 2021
Start page: 35
End page: 53
Number of pages: 19
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Dentin is a calcified mineralized tissue like enamel but with a very different composition. Dentin is produced by odontoblast cells that reside at the periphery of dental pulp. The cell bodies of these cells are present in the pulp whereas their processes that is odontoblastic processes, extend into the dentinal tubules. Dentinal tubules contain odontoblastic processes, dentinal fluid, and afferent nerve terminals. Interglobular dentin could be defined as a hypomineralized or hypocalcified area in dentin. Dentin is an example of such a tissue and it forms dead tracts, tertiary dentin, and sclerotic dentin in response to external stimuli. Tome's granular layer is also called the granular layer of Tomes, or granular dentin. Dental caries is a bacterial disease involving demineralization of the tooth structure by microorganism‐derived organic acids resulting from fermentation of dietary carbohydrates. Caries in dentin can be “actively progressing” or “slowly progressing”.

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