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Veterinary Dentistry Today January 2015

Grossly Normal Molar in a Dog with Radiographic Pathology

This photograph and intraoral radiograph are from an 18 month old mixed breed dog that initially presented for persistent deciduous teeth.

Describe the abnormal intraoral radiographic findings.

Grossly Normal Molar in a Dog with Radiographic Pathology

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    Increased periodontal ligament space adjacent to the mesial aspect of the left mandibular second molar (310). It also has a single root rather than the usual two and the cusp is misshapen. The left mandibular third molar (311) is missing.

Normal Dog Molar

The right mandibular first molar (410) had a similar widening of the periodontal ligament space confluent with vertical and horizontal bone loss mesially. It too has just one root and an altered cusp. Tooth 411 (right mandibular third molar) was missing

Grossly Normal Molar in a Dog with Radiographic Pathology

What is the the diagnosis and recommended treatment?

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    Teeth 310 and 410 have periodontal disease and extraction was the treatment of choice

    Post Extraction in a Dog
    Post Extraction in a Dog

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