Type I tooth resorption in a cat requires complete removal of the root/s. Type I is characterized by a distinct periodontal ligament space surrounding the root. Below is an example.
We had a wonderful two day veterinary dental course in Brazil this weekend. Thanks to all that participated. Dr. Rocha and I look forward to coming again next year. Right to left: Daniela Junqueira, Ellen Lueders, Marcelo Gusella, Fernanda Muller, Brett Beckman (Instructor), Viviam Pignones, Keyth Ferrari, Vivian Faria, Luiz Gustavo de Camargo Castro , Leandro Correia , Leonel Rocha (Instructor), Lucas Reais.
Dr. Rocha helps Ellen Lueders with an extraction.
Dr. Beckman and Viviam Pignones work on palatal repair techniques.
CUPS or Chronic Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis is responsible for these severe ulcerations on the upper lip of this dog. CUPS is a severe reaction to plaque . The patients immune system recognizes plaque, especially in regions where calculus is present, as very foreign to the system and attacks the tissue that rests upon the tooth where the plaque resides.
Extraction of the teeth where the tissue rests is curative and the only effective treatment.