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perhaps they had those 4 3rd molars also known as wisdom teeth removed. i have seen 2 or 3 cases in 27 years of dentistry that never had these teeth.

or they may have had the 4 bicuspids removed to facilitate orthodontic treatment.

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Q: Why do some adults have 28 teeth instead of 32?
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