Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery Specialists LLC

Dale Kressin DVM, FAVD, Dipl AVDC 
Steve Honzelka DVM, Resident
Joey Buhta DVM, Intern

Serving Oshkosh-Green Bay-Milwaukee-Minneapolis & Metropolitan areas
920-233-8409  888-598-6684


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American Veterinary Dental College

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American Veterinary Dental Society

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association

Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association

 since 1983
Dr. Kressin previously on WVMA Executive Board

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Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association

Northeast Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association

Jaw fracture in cats

Trauma is the most frequent cause for jaw fracture in cats.  Automobile accidents, animaql fights (especially cat and dog fights), blunt trauma, dental (tooth) extraction complication, falls and gunshot represent cases Dr. Kressin has managed.  These injuries can be devestating for cats and their owners.  It is very important to establish an early diagnosis and treatment plan to allow these cats to get back eating.  Feeding tubes and pain management strategies can be highly beneficial for these cats.

Clinical cases

Cat injured by a dog bite.  The right jaw was fractured and the mandibular symphysis was severely disrupted as there was bony exposure.

Right mandibular fracture with
a fractured third premolar tooth.

Symphyseal separation (fracture)
with bone proturded through the

Wire reinforced splint for repair.

Alternate view of the splint.

Woven bone demonstrated healing
of mandibular fracture.

Symphysis was also stabilized.

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