Doctors for Widely Spaced Teeth in Kundgol Cross, Hubli-Dharwad
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WIDELY SPACED TEETH
Widely spaced teeth are teeth having large spaces between them. It can be a result of normal growth or continued growth of jawbone. Gum diseases, injury, acromegaly, morquio syndrome, or sanfilippo syndrome can cause wide spacing. Widely spaced teeth can be a symptom of illnesses, some of which are causes of grave concern. Spaced teeth concerns can be quite serious as teeth are sometimes forced apart by the growth of tumors in the mouth and surrounding tissue.
HOW IS WIDELY SPACED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
An examination of the mouth, teeth, and gums will be done. Other tests that may be done include:
• Dental x-rays
• Facial or skull x-rays
HOW IS WIDELY SPACED TEETH TREATED?
Some dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implants may help improve the appearance and function of teeth. Some people get braces, which move the teeth together. If a large labial frenum is causing the gap, the frenum can be reduced through surgery called a frenectomy. A splint can be used to attach teeth to other teeth and prevent them from moving again. In some cases, a bridge will be required to close the spaces.
DID YOU KNOW?
Not all spaces can be prevented. For example, if the reason for a space is a missing tooth or a mismatch between the teeth and the jaw size, the spaces cannot be prevented without treatment.