Oral and cranofacial histology

Section no. 52

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Dentinal tubules

This is an image of a piece of dentin acquired using a scanning electron microscope. It illustrates the number of dentinal tubules and their size (size may vary as to what part of the dentin you look at and the age of the individual). En erythrocyte can be seen at the bottom of the image telling us about the scale involved (Ø of en erythrocyte is approximately 7,5 µm.

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)