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A Mouth Full of Teeth

This disturbing photo probably makes you wonder whether this is possible: a palate full of teeth. Although I don’t know if the photo is real or photoshopped, it seems that extra teeth, or supernumerary teeth, can pretty much occur anywhere in your head. In most cases, supernumerary teeth grow out of the upper jaw, between the upper two front teeth or behind the wisdom teeth. However, examples of extra teeth have also been reported in other places, including the gums, soft palate, nasal cavity, and between the orbit and the brain.

Source: Oral Answers

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  • Shaedo
    October 28, 2012, 14:21

    The ‘extra’ teeth show the same level of wear as the normal teeth. The mandible (lower jaw) is designed to provide force against the upper, maxillary teeth, the tongue is not. Furthermore putting pressure against the central teeth would push against the hard palate and into the nasal cavity (normal teeth push into the maxillary sinus) which would be extremely painful dissuading the person from chewing with these extra teeth. As such the ‘extra’ teeth, although they might be smaller, would not be as worn as the normal teeth. It is a very nicely done fake…

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  • Kate
    June 18, 2013, 22:02

    I am an archaeologist and have seen this in a neonatal skull. Still trying to figure out what it is and what causes it.

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  • lisa
    July 15, 2013, 20:51

    its photoshopped, look at all the teeht carefully, most of them look the same as others and the light shinning off them are different angles. but the ones that look the same still have the light in the same spot as the other.

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  • lisa
    July 15, 2013, 20:53

    look at the right pre molar, theyve duplicated it a few times and photo shopped them in there, along with the others, even the light spots are still in the same spots

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    • Liz@Liz
      April 5, 2014, 22:04

      the condition, of course not the specific photo

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