What is Hyperdontia?

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If you’re like most people, by the time you grow up, you have roughly thirty-two teeth. There is a little variation from person to person, often depending on whether or not they develop wisdom teeth. In rare cases, an individual may grow far more than their usual allotment of teeth. This is a condition known as hyperdontia.

Hyperdontia is characteristic of extra teeth erupting throughout the mouth, possibly in places where teeth have no business erupting. It can be an uncomfortable condition at best, and can compromise the rest of your teeth. The general solution is to extract any excess teeth, and possibly have some orthodontic work done on your remaining teeth. Should you have a need for such services, come to our Federal Way dentistry clinic to set your smile right!

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