|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
Hello Rina, well one cannot tell the person's age by looking at ones teeth, they are highly mineralized and do not even resorb after the death. However in dentistry we do use the term DENTAL AGE OF THE PATIENT. Dental age is the approximate age of the patient, by the number of tooth errupted, and by which teeth have been erupted or which have beeen not.but that is very limited, because normally people have got all of their teeth erupted not later the age of 25 ... except for the 3rd molar. ie the wisdom teeth. So you cannot tell the person's age by looking at his teeth. and dental age is very limited index, cannot be used as a investigation in any of your study !! Thanking you Dr. Shoaib
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