Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Dental extraction

Contributor(s): Jan Bellows, David Crossley, Mark Thompson

Introduction

Uses

  • Mobile teeth.
  • Periodontal disease Periodontal disease.
  • Supernumerary teeth: if affecting occlusion or crowding other teeth.
  • Persistent deciduous teeth Retained temporary teeth (Persistent primary teeth).
  • Advanced 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.
    Skull smaller and more fragile in cat than in dog.

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.
  • Wiggs R B, Lobprise H, Mitchell P Q (1998) Oral and periodontal tissue. Maintenance, augmentation, rejuvenation and regeneration. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 28 (5), 1165-1188 PubMed.
  • Smith M M (1996) Lingual approach for surgical extraction of the mandibular canine tooth in dogs and cats. JAAHA 32 (4), 359-364 PubMed.
  • DuPont G (1995) Crown amputation with intentional root retention for advanced feline resorptive lesions - a clinical study. J Vet Dent 12 (1), 9-13 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 & Lipincott-Raven (1997) Veterinary Dentistry, Principles and Practice.


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