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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

No Adult Teeth

03/16/2010

Question:

I am a 32 year old female, and I am in nursing classes. I brought up the subject that I never got any of my adult molars or premolars. Now I am charged with finding the cause and I haven`t a clue! I did, however, get my wisdom teeth in (and extracted), but those were the only adult molars.

Answer:

Double-check your X-rays to be sure that the adult molars are not stuck (impacted) inside your jaw bones.  Totally missing all adult molars would be very rare but would not necessarily indicate any significant overall health problem(s).

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University