Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Dental disease Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Elisabetta Mancinelli, Jennifer Hamlin

Rabbit teeth are open-rooted, meaning that they continuously erupt and grow throughout the rabbit's lifetime. If a rabbit has congenital or acquired dental disease, then the teeth may overgrow or grow distorted, which can cause life-long problems. This factsheet aims to discuss the common causes and treatments for dental disease in rabbits.

Image: Skull: molar elongation - oblique radiograph - ©Narelle Walter BVSc MRCVS

How many teeth do rabbits have?

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How do rabbit's teeth function?

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What can go wrong?

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How does diet affect dental health?

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What are the signs of dental disease?

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How is dental disease diagnosed?

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Can my rabbit be treated?

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What about abscesses?

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Conclusion

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