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.
Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome
Definition Abnormal tooth color is any color other than the white to yellowish-white of normal teeth. Alternative Names Discolored teeth; Tooth discoloration; Tooth pigmentation Considerations Many different things can cause tooth discoloration. The change in color may affect the entire tooth, or just appear as spots or lines in the tooth enamel. Your genes influence your tooth color. Other things that can affect tooth color include: Congenital diseases Environmental factors Infections Inherited diseases may affect the thickness of enamel or the calcium or protein content of the enamel, which can cause color changes. Metabolic diseases may cause changes in tooth color and shape. Drugs and medications either taken by the mother while pregnant or by the child during the time of tooth development can cause changes in both the color and hardness of the enamel. Common Causes Antibiotic tetracycline use before age 8 Eating or drinking items that temporarily stain the teeth, such as tea or coffee Genetic ...
Alternative Names Periapical abscess; Dental abscess; Tooth infection; Abscess - tooth Symptoms The main symptom is a severe toothache. The pain is continuous and may be described as gnawing, sharp, shooting, or throbbing. Other symptoms may include: Bitter taste in the mouth Breath odor General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling Fever Pain when chewing Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold Swollen glands of the neck Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw -- a very serious symptom Signs and tests The patient will feel pain when the dentist taps the tooth. Biting or closing the mouth tightly also increases the pain. The gums may be swollen and red and may drain thick material.
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