neck of the tooth


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neck of the tooth

The constricted area that connects the crown of a tooth to the root of a tooth.
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As the correlation value of r= -0.361, found in the present study, for the mandibular third molars is so low, then only a slightly just above one-tenth (13 %) of the variation in age can be explained by the MD pulp-to-tooth ratio taken at the neck of the tooth. This value is far too low to be employed in forensic cases, and no such method could be found to be in accordance with the Daubert standard.
All measurements were made perpendicular to the external margin and at the neck of the tooth (an area located between the crown and root of the tooth).
ADentist Phil Stemmer writes: Pain on eating sweet things is usually an early sign of decay, sensitivity of the neck of the tooth (caused by gum recession or incorrect or over-zealous brushing), a cracked tooth or problem with a filling.