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Periodontal and Endodontic Disease in a Mandibular Molar in a Dog

Periodontal and endodontic disease in a mandibular molar in a dog is shown here.  This young dog underwent a thorough prophylaxis.  The technician at the hospital does the majority of the prophy’s.  They have no dental radiography.  We visited and took full mouth radiographs.  Once completed we asked the technician to comment on the oral health.  No signficiant changes were noted, however look at the radiograph.  Severe periodontal bone loss is present with profound periapical lucencies indicative of endodontic disease.

Periodontal and Endodontic Disease in a Mandibular Molar in a Dog

This tooth looks fairly normal. Some erythema is present. Blood on the distal crown is from probing in the distal periodontal pocket.

Periodontal and Endodontic Disease in a Mandibular Molar in a Dog

Severe periodontal and endodontic disease is present on the radiograph. Extraction is the treatment of choice.

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Severe Class III Malocclusion in a Dog – Underbite

This Scottish Terrier dog had a severe Class III malocclusion resulting in canine trauma from the maxillary intermediate incisors and lingual floor trauma from the maxillary central incisors.  Extraction of the offending was resolved the traumatic occlusion.

Severe Class III Malocclusion in a Dog - Underbite

Severe Class III Malocclusion in a Dog - Underbite

Severe Class III Malocclusion in a Dog - Underbite

Trauma is evident at the gingival margin from the intermediate incisors.

Severe Class III Malocclusion in a Dog - Underbite

Extracting the intermediate incisors will allow the central incisors to dig deeper into the lingual floor making these two defects significantly worse. Extraction eliminates this concern.

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