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Periodontal ligament : Functions

Periodontal ligament : Functions

Periodontal ligament : Functions The periodontal ligament is a specialised fibrous connective tissue that surrounds the root area of the tooth. It consists mainly of collagenous fibres. It has the following functions: ■ It provides a support mechanism for the tooth; it cushions teeth against excessive occlusal forces, preventing damage to the blood vessels and […]

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Development and Structure of the Periodontal Ligament

Development and Structure of the Periodontal Ligament

Development and Structure of the Periodontal Ligament Development of PDL At the late bell stage, the Hertwig’s root sheath grows apically, mapping out the shape of the root. When the root dentine has formed, Hertwig’s root sheath degenerates, allowing cells from the dental follicle to come into contact with the root dentine; these cells differentiate […]

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