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Tooth Displacement

A displaced tooth can be very painful experience for your pet.

What you need to know…
  • A tooth can be displaced due to accidental impact and often result in a luxation (partial displacment) of a tooth
  • Fractures of the supporting bone and gum lacerations are often seen concurrently
  • Can be treated to save structurally important teeth

What cavities / tooth resorption may look like:

Tooth resorptive lesions

Resorptive lesions of the crown and roots

Tooth resorptive lesion

Crown and root resorption

Possible Therapy / Treatment:

Careful probing of the teeth at the gingival margin and a full mouth x-ray will help identify these lesions for the development of a treatment plan.

Schedule an appointment today to have your cat evaluated for cavities/tooth resorptive.


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Tooth Resorption (TR) is a common feline dental problem. A recent study has shown an incidence of 70% in purebred cats and 40% incidence in mixed breeds. Some cats may chatter or have shift food in their mouth, however, most cats will show no symptoms at all. These lesions are painful and progressively destroy the tooth.

Careful probing of the teeth at the gingival margin with an explorer and a full mouth x-ray series (8-views) will identify these lesions and direct the treatment plan during the cat’s dental procedure. Based on the radiographic appearance of the root structure the affected tooth/teeth will receive either surgical extraction (crown & roots) or crown amputation.