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Hello
You can see in the xray I have a tooth on my lower jaw.. what is this called?  Canine tooth?  Should I remove it, I MUST remove it? It looks like a pretty hard operation

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Hi andrew
Yes i see the tooth, its called an impacted canine and its putting pressure on the root of your lateral incisor and it needs to be removed lest you loose the incisor too!
You can ask ur surgeon to send this tooth for stem cell harvesting too, that might save you from a lot of medical problems in future.
Go ahead and get it knocked out.
Best wishes
Dr mayank
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dr mayank kaurani BDS, MDS

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rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.

Experience

14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

Organizations
DENTAL SPA, JAIPUR (INDIA). Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, jaipur(india)

Publications
new york state dental journal journal of contemporary dental practise

Education/Credentials
BDS, MDS (conservative dentistry & endodontics)

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