An Extra Tooth Blocks Two Permanent Teeth
After loss of a baby front tooth, a weird, pointed tooth comes out for a 7-year-old boy (Fig.1-2: *). A normal permanent front tooth should look wide and flat. The other baby front tooth remains in place (A). The hawk beak-like tooth is in fact an extra malformed tooth (Fig.3 *). It blocks the right and left permanent front teeth (#1). It should be removed immediately (Fig.4) so that the permanent teeth will come out by themselves.
The wound heals normally 1.5 months later (Fig.5).
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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 01/09/2016, last revision 02/27/2016