Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Crowding of teeth

Contributor(s): David Crossley

Introduction

  • Seen in short-faced breeds, eg Persians. May see 90° rotation and overlapping of cusps.
  • Predisposes to periodontitis.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Inherited.

Pathophysiology

  • Brachycephalic/brachygnathic: jaws not able to accommodate number of teeth   →   crowding of teeth   →   rotation/overlapping of teeth   →   plaque retention   →   periodontitis Periodontal disease.  

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

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