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Is it normal to have 3 roots instead of 2 roots in teeth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It happens

Lower molars and upper first premolars usually have two roots but may have three roots on occasion.
There are individual variances in the 'normal' number of roots teeth have.

In brief: It happens

Lower molars and upper first premolars usually have two roots but may have three roots on occasion.
There are individual variances in the 'normal' number of roots teeth have.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on tooth

It depends on the tooth.
Most upper molars have 3 roots and lower molars ususally have 2 roots. Sometimes there will be extra roots on a tooth. They will usually show up on an x- ray, but not always.

In brief: Depends on tooth

It depends on the tooth.
Most upper molars have 3 roots and lower molars ususally have 2 roots. Sometimes there will be extra roots on a tooth. They will usually show up on an x- ray, but not always.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perfectly normal

The number of roots can vary in a tooth depending in genetics.

In brief: Perfectly normal

The number of roots can vary in a tooth depending in genetics.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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