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Tooth - abnormal shape
Alternative namesHutchinson incisors; Abnormal tooth shape; Peg teeth; Mulberry teeth; Conical teeth
DefinitionThe teeth may be irregular or abnormally shaped.
ConsiderationsThe 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.
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting your symptom in detail may include:
The physical examination will include thorough mouth examination and examination of the teeth.
Diagnostic tests that may be performed may include dental X-rays .
Update Date: 10/20/2003Michael Kapner, D.D.S., Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry, New Rochelle, N.Y., Editor, Ninth District Dental Association. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT