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Have I got 2 many teeth?

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  • Have I got 2 many teeth?

    How many teeth are you supposed to have in your mouth? On average I mean or does everyone have different depening on them. It is confusing because my teeth are quite crowded and I am thinking that this crowding and crookedness could be because I have too many teeth in my mouth and its making them all bunch up. Is this common and what would a dentist be able to do to fix this problem without ruining my mouth and my other teeth. I am happy to have a brace if needed. How might it be treated please?

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    Thank you for your post.
    The average person has thirty-two adult teeth. This consists of twelve molars (this does include the wisdom teeth), eight premolars, four canines, and eight incisors (the front teeth). For some people, however, they can end up with more or fewer teeth in their mouth. The term for having too many teeth is known as Hyperdontia. This is actually very rare and usually accompanies other issues such as a cleft palate, or another condition that is known as Gardners Syndrome. The chances are that your overcrowding could actually be due to the mouth not being big enough to house all the teeth. Especially if the wisdom teeth are trying to erupt as well. This can happen and cause the teeth to become crowded. It is likely that orthodontic treatment would be the best way forward with this issue. An orthodontist may decide to extract specific teeth so that the rest of the teeth can spread out and align more effectively. This is actually a very common procedure; many patients require extractions before orthodontics. The best thing you can do is to book an appointment with a specialist orthodontist, so they can assess your case. Best of luck to you.
    Specialist Orthodontics at Pearl Dental Clinic, Kingston, London. To book in for a specialist orthodontic consultation please call us on 0203 750 5300.