about 6 years i had which i thought was my baby canine tooth removed so the adult canine can grow out. the tooth extraction left a gap; recently another tooth started growing out between the gap i went to my dentist today and he said the tooth growing out was my canine which confused me because i thought the tooth i had pulled earlier was to let my canine tooth grow in. heg ave me 2 options either have the tooth that is growing in extracted or have my teeth shifted around. shifted does he mean by braces? and if i did have it extracted will it still leave me with a gap. my main concern is to fix the gap between my canine and my lateral incisor (my upper left side.) please help.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 09 - November - 2009, at 20:00 PM

  • In my opinion if the erupting tooth is canine then you shoud not get it extracted as the canine is the corner tooth and supports the lip. For that reason canine is never extracted. If possible you should go for the realigment of your teeth and that will be done with the braces. The final decision can be given only after seeing the case and the X-rays. if you an send your X-rays may be i am able to give you better advise. If you want to know about the braces you can visit the following link on our website.....http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-braces-21.aspx

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