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How many teech should I have?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by DaveC, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. DaveC

    DaveC Member
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    OK, I was counting my teeth and I have 28. My Bio book says I should have 32. I'm confused :confused: :confused: :confused: I have never had any teeth removed. What's the deal? Is the book wrong?
     
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  3. DaveC

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    I meant teeth not teech.
     
  4. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    Possibility A:

    If you had braces back in the days, then your 4 of your premolars (two on top and two on the bottom) have been extracted for your braces adjustments. This is counting that you have your 3rd molars intact to make 28 teeth.

    Possibility B:

    Your 3rd molars (wisdom teeth, 4 of them) may not have:

    1) erupted yet

    or

    2) they may be impacted

    or

    3) they have been resorbed by your Odontoclasts (tooth-eater cells) and/or Osteoclasts (bone-eater cells) within your jaw bone prior to eruption [not visible under x-ray films]

    These two possibilities are my educated guesses, then again, I'm only a dental student and not a dentist yet, I may not know what I am talking about!

    :D
     

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