ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dental surgery. Image 3 of 4. Dentist stitching the gum and palate of a 14-year-old girl. A premolar tooth (located between the molar and canine teeth) and a piece of palate (mouth roof) bone were removed to allow an undescended tooth to come through. The patient is under general anaesthetic and has a laryngeal airway mask running down her throat. For a sequence showing the dental treatment for this undescended tooth, see images M780/606-609.
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