After the tooth was surgically removed, it was measured and confirmed that the tooth was 37.2 mm or 1.46 inches long. This tooth was slightly larger than the 36.7-mm tooth that was extracted from a student in Gujarat, India, in 2017, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
In the most recent case, a patient who had an abscess of the canine fossa visited the dental office. Due to swelling and to prevent other complications, the clinician knew surgical intervention was needed immediately. Since a previous root canal had failed and it was difficult to access the root tip, the tooth was surgically removed, according to the authors.
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