Your family dentist will be able to identify if your child has any enlarged teeth. The dentist will ask you about any other symptoms you might have noticed and may refer you to a pediatrician for a medical opinion. If an underlying condition, like pituitary gigantism, is the cause, your child's doctor and dentist can collaborate on a treatment plan.
For macrodont teeth that are not caused by a genetic or environmental condition, The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice notes that treatment is often unnecessary unless desired for cosmetic reasons. However, a case report in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research explains that macrodont teeth can sometimes fail to erupt from the gums or need to be extracted.
If overly large teeth cause crowding, your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment to prevent cavities that could form in the hard-to-clean tight spaces between the crowded teeth, says the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.
If your child shows signs of developing a larger-than-average tooth, don't disregard it just because it appears healthy. Working with your child's dentist and pediatrician can make a world of difference to your child's dental health, overall health and confidence.