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Wednesday, August 14 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Approaches to the fractured tooth

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Fractured teeth in dogs and cats are a common dental problem causing chronic oral pain and infection. Formulating an appropriate treatment plan for these teeth is dependent on the multiple factors. The type of tooth fracture, deciduous versus permanent, strategic or principle teeth, breed, age and other concurrent oral health conditions all have an effect on the decision-making process.

Extraction is commonly recommended for fractured teeth, but can carry the risk of complications such as jaw fracture, root retention, and unnecessary tissue trauma. Principle teeth in the mouth such as the canine and carnassial teeth provide jaw strength and structural integrity, and extraction of these teeth can be challenging, with long term consequences for the patient. Complications can be avoided with appropriate case selection, surgical technique and approach. Other viable treatment options include vital pulp therapy or pulp capping, root canal therapy, restoration of crown fractures and prosthodontics.

This lecture aims to provide a strategic approach towards the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of fractured teeth in dogs and cats.

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Crystal Loh

Crystal graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 2007 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee in 2008 before working in general practice in New Zealand. She obtained her membership in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery with the Australian... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am AEST
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast