Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Teeth: repulsion

Contributor(s): Gordon Baker, Jack Easley

Introduction

  • Extraction of cheek teeth not possible by standard oral technique   Teeth: extraction  .
  • Tooth is driven from socket via a trephined access in the bone surrounding the root.
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Uses

Advantages

  • Possible to remove a tooth that is inaccessible orally.
  • Facilitates removal when tooth is not loose.

Disadvantages

  • Prolonged procedure.
  • Prolonged healing.
  • Applicable to premolars and molars only.
  • High rate of complications.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Howarth S (1995) Equine dental surgery. Equine Prac 17 (4), 178-187 VetMedResource.
  • Gaughan E M (1998) Dental surgery in horses. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 14 (2), 381-397 PubMed.


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