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dog chipped tooth

A “chipped” tooth is a term used to describe a crown fracture in which the outer layer (enamel)  of your dog’s tooth has been fractured, exposing the underlying dentin.  To some, these “chip” fractures may seem insignificant, however, this is often not the case. 

dog fractured tooth treatment

Fractured or discolored teeth are one of the most common problems diagnosed in dogs and cats when a veterinarian performs an oral exam. These injuries are almost always painful for the pet and the teeth are often accompanied by a bacterial infection. 

vital pulp therapy dog - dog black and white

Vital pulp therapy (VPT) is a treatment that aims to preserve and maintain tooth structure as an alternative to extraction or root canal therapy. Through the use of sterile instruments, vital pulp therapy removes a small amount of pulpal tissue.

dog broken jaw

Jaw fractures occur in a split second and are always traumatic for both the pet and the pet owner. A broken jaw may involve both the maxilla (upper jaw) or mandible (lower jaws), however, they more frequently involve the mandible.  

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?

 

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