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How do pituitary tumors affect oral health in women?

Although rare, pituitary tumors that develop in women could cause an abundance of growth hormone and skeletal bone growth, called acromegaly or gigantism. This can lead to the overgrowth of facial bones, including the jaw, which in turn could cause teeth to spread or crowd. Oral health procedures that might be required include orthodontic work, dentures, bridges, or other kinds of dental restorations. Pituitary tumors that produce too much growth hormone are also related to hyperthyroidism, Cushing syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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