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Getting to Know Your Roots

Tooth Extractions Roswell GA

When you consider your roots, you may think of where you grew up, the roots of your hair or the roots of your spring flowers. Regardless of which definition that comes to mind, “roots” are known as the part that gives foundation and life. Your tooth roots are no different.

The Value of Your Tooth Roots

Just like flowers, your teeth have roots. Although you can’t see them, tooth roots hold a very valuable purpose in your mouth and in your smile. In fact, they anchor your smile to your jawbone and provide nutrients to your teeth so that they don’t die. It is important to get to know this “behind the scenes” part of your tooth, as it can help you care for your oral health even better.

In terms of teeth, not all roots are created equal. The incisors, canines and premolars have one root and the molars have 2-3 roots each. The area in between your root and the part of your tooth you see above the gum line is called the “neck” of the tooth. It is also helpful to understand that your tooth root doesn’t have the same covering or outer layer as the rest of your tooth. While hard enamel covers your tooth, cementum covers the tooth root. Unfortunately, cementum is not as hard as enamel, which can leave your tooth root more vulnerable and sensitive.

Your tooth roots also have a canal, which is the open pathway or tunnel inside the root that connects the inner pulp chamber of your tooth to outside blood vessels and nerves. When this canal becomes decayed or infected, it is important to remedy it as soon as possible (root canal therapy) so that your tooth’s nutrient pathway is not compromised or damaged.

While you don’t get to see your tooth roots or show them off to others, you should know that their health and condition will drastically impact the parts of your teeth that are visible above the gum line. In fact, the health of your smile is only as good as the health of your tooth roots. If a tooth is loose or painful, it is often the roots of the tooth that need attention.

At your routine dental checkup, we are equipped to evaluate and care for the entire tooth – including the important tooth roots that no one else can see. If it has been six months since your last dental exam, call Dr. Mitzi Morris.

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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