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Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

This cat presented with bilateral type II tooth resorption associate with the third mandibular premolars. No periodontal ligament space is discernable.  If a distinct space was present or if there were indications that the tooth was nonvital as indicated by a periapical lucency then extraction is indicated.  In this case crown amputation and intentional root retention is possible.

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Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

No periodontal ligament space is present surrounding the 3rd premolar

Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

The gingiva has proliferated into the crown defect and is painful.

Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

A periosteal elevator is used to expose the tooth and marginal bone and provide space to place the bur without damaging the gingiva.

Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

The bur is angled to allow the air/water spray to splay the gingival margin and expose the bone.

Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

A postop radiograph confirms the marginal bone is smooth.

Type II Tooth Resorption Treatment in a Cat

The defect is sutured using 5-0 monocryl.

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