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Dental extraction

Contributor(s): MarkThompson

Introduction

Uses

  • Loose teeth.
    Tooth mobility is an unreliable indicator of need to extract.
  • Periodontal disease Periodontal disease : if caused by loss of attachment.
  • Supernumerary teeth : if affecting occlusion or crowding other teeth.
  • Persistent deciduous teeth Teeth: retained deciduous : if likely to interfere with eruption of permanent teeth, or predispose to periodontal disease by crowding.
  • Advanced caries Teeth: caries.
  • Fractured teeth Dental fracture : if beyond repair, eg long axis root fractures, root fractures in the middle third, teeth with crown fractures when no endodontic treatment is authorized.
  • Teeth on fracture line of fractured mandible or maxilla.
  • Stomaliths caused by dental plaque.
  • Malocclusion causing self-trauma.
  • Dental pulp necrosis, eg discolored teeth.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Smith M M (1996) Lingual approach for surgical extraction of the mandibular canine tooth in dogs and cats. JAAHA 32 (4), 359-364 PubMed.
  • Scheels J L, Howard P E (1993) Principles of dental extraction. Semin Vet Med Surg (Small Anim) (3), 146-154 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Wiggs R B, Lobprise H B & Lippincott-Raven (1997)Veterinary Dentistry, Principles and Practice.


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