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How many roots does a molar have?

I am a 22 year old female. I want to know how many roots does a molar have?

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It depends. I've seen 4 or 5 roots on molar teeth, but lowers usually 2; uppers, three.
2 to 4. usually 4
Dentistry is not a perfect science and there is variation in the amount of roots with molars, however the general rule is that the upper molars have 3 roots and the lower molars have 2. These roots can become what we call fused where the 3 roots in the upper may appear to be one large root and the same can occur on the lower molars.
It could be anywhere from one to four roots with one to six canals. But usually it is three roots.
It depends. Normally, they have 3 or more. Ho ever there are cases of 2 and even 1 root.
Uppers, usually 3. Lowers, usually 2.
Typically between 1 to 4 distinct roots

It depends on the tooth. Some have two, some have 3, some have 4, and some maybe more. It takes a properly taken X-ray to try to figure it out. If you are concerned about root canal therapy, some of the roots have more than one canal, usually not confirmed until the procedure is under way. Roots can be fused together or separate. It is best to align yourself with a good experienced dentist to properly address your concerns.

Dr. Richard Hopgood
Lower molars have three or four canals and upper molars have 3-5 canals
The number of roots can vary from 1 to 4 roots. In rare instances the can have 5 or more roots especially in wisdom teeth {third molars}. Upper molars usually have 3 roots and lower molars have 2 roots.
In general, lower molars have two roots but they can have 3, 4 or sometimes 5 canals. Upper molars generally have 3 roots and they can have 3, 4 or 5 canals. It is rare but possible that these teeth have more than 5 canals.