What is a tooth in a tooth

7. september 2009  
Filed in Teeth


Hi I have what my dentist calls a tooth for a tooth, she says it is rare . Do you know it ?



Dear Erika,

Yes on the technical language we call it a tooth in a tooth, in latin its in-dente. It seems very rare, ca. 5 % of the population. It means in ordinary speech that the tooth is folded into itself.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen


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