An abnormally shaped tooth is any tooth that has an irregular shape.
Hutchinson incisors; Abnormal tooth shape; Peg teeth; Mulberry teeth; Conical teeth
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.
Call your health care provider if:
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 health care provider's office:
The dentist will examine the mouth and teeth. You will be asked questions about your child's medical history and symptoms, such as:
- Does the child have any medical conditions that may cause abnormal tooth shape?
- At what age did the teeth appear?
- In what order did the teeth appear?
- Are there other tooth problems (color, spacing)?
- What other symptoms are also present?
Diagnostic tests that may be performed may include dental x-rays .
|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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