Dental Formula - Pig

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Pig Teeth - Copyright RVC

Overview

A pig's deciduous teeth are complete and functional within 3 months of birth. Permanent teeth are complete and functional within 22 months of birth (usually within 18 months).


The formula for deciduous teeth is: 2 (I3/3 C1/1 P3/3)

The formula for permanent teeth is: 2 (I3/3 C1/1 P4/4 M3/3)

Incisors

Lower incisors project rostrally.

Molars and Premolars

The molars and premolars have broad crowns and blunt cusps for crushing (bunodont).

Canines

The canine's root remains open (hypsodont). Pig's canines are curved forming tusks.


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