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Hooked tooth roots on incisors
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Hooked tooth roots on incisors

I have a rather odd dentist record and I'm only 15. My adult upper 7 and 10 incisors never grew at all and so whilst I still had my milk incisors, my dentist wanted me to have braces to fill the gaps by bringing my 6 and 11 teeth forward. He had to remove my milk 7 and 10. This was extremely painful and took a good while and force to get them out as both of them had a hook. He had been in dentistry for 20 years and said he had never seen it before. I have looked at images and mine were different as they had a full hook in an upside down U shape. I was wondering whether this is normal for milk incisors at such a degree and if it is likely that I have other teeth with hooks?

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Its possible you may have "hooks" for your roots on other teeth as well.  They need to take x-rays to see it.  Its possible that it may hook in a particular direction that doesn't show on the x-ray as well since an x-ray is a 2D pictures of a 3D object.
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