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Oral anatomy
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Widely spaced teeth

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:

An examination of the mouth, teeth, and gums will be done. Other tests that may be done include:




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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