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An xray of his mouth (dental xray done under light anesthesia) should give you a better idea of what's going on with that front incisor.
I had a pig who had to have a front incisor removed, and she did ok. Unfortunately, it's extremely hard to remove the whole root in a guinea pig incisor, and it had to be removed twice.
Usually incisor problems are caused by molar issues, but an xray will tell you if that's the case. In my pig's case it was caused by a tooth that was knocked out and became infected (this is rare).
You wouldn't want to mess with the incisors without getting a dental xray of his molars as well as the incisors.
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He cracked one chewing on his cage (I think) and now it looks a lot like that.
Truth be told I have not worried all that much about it, since he still eats just fine, and his weight and activity levels are stable. He's a huge pig, over 3 pounds, and since we don't know his age I worry about anethesia (had some bad results before)