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Diseases reference index «Widely spaced teeth»

Widely spaced teeth

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.

Causes

  • Acromegaly
  • Ellis-van Creveld syndrome
  • Injury
  • Morquio syndrome
  • Normal growth (temporary widening)
  • Possible gum disease
  • Sanfilippo syndrome
  • Tooth shifting due to missing teeth

Home Care

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

When to Contact a Medical Professional

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 Office Visit

Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:

  • Dental x-rays
  • Facial or skull x-rays

Alternative Names

Teeth - widely spaced

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