desmodentium

(redirected from periodontal ligament fibers)

des·mo·den·ti·um

(des'mō-den'tē-ŭm), [TA]
The collagen fibers, running from the cementum to the alveolar bone, that suspend a tooth in its socket; they include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers, indicating that the orientation of the fibers varies at different levels.

des·mo·den·ti·um

(des'mō-den'tē-ŭm) [TA]
The collagen fibers, running from the cementum to the alveolar bone, which suspend a tooth in its socket; they include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers, indicating that the orientation of the fibers varies at different levels.

des·mo·den·ti·um

, desmodontium (des'mō-den'tē-ŭm, -don'tē-ŭm) [TA]
Collagen fibers, running from cementum to alveolar bone, which suspend a tooth in its socket; include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers.
Synonym(s): periodontal fiber.
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Tissue sections showed that the replanted tooth was surrounded by newly formed, functional periodontal ligament fibers and new cementum, the essential ingredients of a healthy tooth attachment.
TNF-[alpha] and interleukins), causing destruction involving the periodontal ligament fibers, connective tissue of the gingiva, and ultimately, the supportive alveolar bone.