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Oral anatomy
Oral anatomy


Definition:

Widely spaced teeth can be a temporary condition related to normal growth and the development of adult teeth. Wide spacing can also occur as a result of several diseases or continued growth of the jawbone.



Alternative Names:

Teeth - widely spaced



Considerations:



Common Causes:

Home Care:

Ask your dentist if braces can help if the appearance is bothersome.



Call your health care provider if:

Call your health care provider if:

  • Your child's teeth or jaws appear to be developing abnormally
  • Other symptoms accompany the appearance of widely spaced teeth


What to expect at your health care provider's office:

Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:




Review Date: 5/28/2008
Reviewed By: Jason S. Baker, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Yonkers, New York. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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