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   Chinese woman discovers she has a tooth growing under her eye

Chinese woman discovers she has a tooth growing under her eye

: AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Jul 13, 2016, 4:52 pm IST
Updated : Jul 13, 2016, 4:52 pm IST

Doctors warned her that the growing tooth would adversely affect her eyesight if not removed.

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Doctors warned her that the growing tooth would adversely affect her eyesight if not removed.

A 28-year-old woman in China was stunned after she found out that a tooth had been growing right under her eye. She had been experiencing pain in her face for over a month that had caused her to eat her meals with great difficulty, reports People's Daily Online.

Cao Fang, who works in Guangzhou, underwent surgery after doctors warned her that the growing tooth would adversely affect her eyesight if not removed. Her operation was conducted in Chongqing City. Doctors explained that the tooth’s abnormal growth could have been caused by Cao’s baby tooth not falling off soon enough resulting in the tooth to grow upwards.

The condition has been termed as a case of impacted teeth, according to Cambridge University Hospital. This happens when one or more teeth does not grow in the correct position and is held below the normal gum line.