dental care


Question by  begold (17)

How many roots does tooth number five have?

My dentist said I would need a root canal on tooth five.


Answer by  sonaliraghunathan85 (154)

All upper molars have 3 roots while lower molars have 2 roots. All premolars along with the other teeth have 1 root. Tooth number 5 is a premolar and has 1 root. Also if it is hurting while eating then you need to get the height of the crown increased.

posted by Anonymous
I had to have my #5 extracted and it had 2 roots and the dentist was unable to get the tip of 1 root out and just left it in. now my #4 is biting weird and it is a concern  add a comment

Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Each and every tooth that you have is different. Usually your maxillary teeth, tooth number five, has two roots. Sometimes there is more or less depending on how your facial structure and bone structure grew when you were in your mothers stomach. There could be a chance that there is only one root.

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