Dental Formula - Pig

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Pig Teeth - Copyright RVC


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)


Lower incisors project rostrally.

Molars and Premolars

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


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

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