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15 June 2021

A Condition Known as Hyperdontia


While it is normal for humans to have 32 teeth, were you aware that there are times when a person may have more? This condition is known as hyperdontia and while somewhat rare, both children and adults can suffer from issues. Let us take a closer look at hyperdontia as well as how a dentist can help.

What Causes Hyperdontia?

The main symptom of hyperdontia is the presence of extra teeth on the inside or outside rim of the gums. Although the reasons are not yet fully understood, men are more likely to suffer from problems than women. It should still be noted that less than four percent of the population will be diagnosed with hyperdontia. Here are three additional takeaway points:

Genetics are thought to play a role.
Hyperdontia can cause problems such as abscesses and speech impediments
Orthodontic procedures or removing the affected teeth are both viable treatment options.
So, those who may have been diagnosed with this condition will normally be able to enjoy targeted solutions after speaking with their dentist.

“The extra teeth seen in hyperdontia can be either primary teeth or permanent teeth.”

Learn more interesting facts about hyperdontia here:

Hyperdontia: Fast Facts About Extra Teeth

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