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Spike on cheek tooth growing into cheek

This picture shows an unusual spike on a cheek tooth. It is growing into the cheek rather than the tongue, which can be seen on the right of the picture. The spike has formed because 4th lower cheek tooth has rotated in its socket and is not occluding properly with the opposing tooth. These spikes can be difficult to see, even with the rabbit anaesthetised. It is important to check each tooth carefully.