Teeth in dogs and cats only “grow” during the eruption, which is generally completed by the 6 months of age of a dog or a cat. Any later outwards movement of the tooth/teeth is abnormal and needs to be addressed with your vet.
Odontogenic cysts are epithelial-lined cavities containing fluid in the jaws. These lesions cause animals discomfort and may enlarge significantly leading to several potential complications, therefore they should be diagnosed and treated early.
To offer the best possible veterinary dental care to the patients, a well-trained veterinarian must also have appropriate equipment.
Sometimes it seems as the myths about oral and dental health in dogs and cats are endless. Let’s break a few more!
Persistent deciduous teeth, fractured deciduous teeth and deciduous teeth causing traumatic malocclusion are all indications for the deciduous teeth to be removed to relieve pain and infection in puppies and kittens.
Dental extractions are considered an everyday procedure in veterinary dentistry, but they should not be taken lightly! The reasons, why the tooth needs to be removed, are several.
Complications can occur during or after the dental extraction procedure, but the vast majority can be prevented with good treatment planning and the use of appropriate surgical technique(s).
The most commonly performed surgical procedure in the oral cavity is tooth extraction. Advanced surgical procedures in the oral cavity and maxillofacial region further include jaw fracture repair, repair of congenital and acquired palatal defects, oncologic surgery and others.