Tooth - abnormal shape

Definition

An abnormally shaped tooth is any tooth that has an irregular shape.

Considerations

The appearance of normal teeth varies, especially the molars. Abnormally shaped teeth can result from many different conditions. Specific diseases can have a profound effect on tooth shape, tooth color, time of appearance, or absence of teeth.

Causes

When to Contact a Medical Professional

If the shape of your child's teeth appears to be abnormal, consult a dentist or other health care provider.

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

The dentist will examine the mouth and teeth. You will be asked questions about your child's medical history and symptoms, such as:

Diagnostic tests that may be performed may include dental x-rays.


Review Date: 2/22/2012
Reviewed By: Paul Fotek, DMD, Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental lmplants, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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