Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC

2409 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7713

(920)233-8409

www.mypetsdentist.com

Burns

Oral burns are fortunately not common in cats and dogs; however, when they occur, they can be devestating.  The degree and extent of burns result in variable clinical presentations.

Clinical Cases:



Chemical Burn


This cat presented pawing at the
face with excessive salivation,
and was not eating.




Notice the chemical burn caused by a
pancreatic enzyme supplement provided to this
patient (Photo Courtesy Ken Lyon DAVDC).
This is a less severe presentation!



Electrical Burn

This dog abruptly stopped eating,
was drooling excessively and
had severe halitosis (bad breath).

  

Intraoral Burn (most likely electrical)

View inside the mouth revealed missing gingival tissues and exposure
of the mandible.



The adjacent teeth were removed
and the exposed mandible was
covered using a mucogingival flap.

The oral cavity is heavily vascularized and has excellent healing properties.  Dr. Kressin will allow three to four days for healing before performing tissue debridement or aggressive oral surgery.  Adjacent teeth are often removed to develop mucogingival flaps to repair the resulting defect.

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