Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC

2409 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7713

(920)233-8409

www.mypetsdentist.com

Tooth Resorption in Dogs

We look for tooth resorption in every feline (cat) patient because it is expected, however, in dogs tooth resorption is much less common.
Tooth resorption is a lesion found in the crown, root or in both the crown and the root.  Tooth resorption may start as internal, or external resorption.

How is tooth resorption diagnosed?

Tooth resorption may result in tooth fracture and be clearly visable.  Tooth resorption may be completely hidden (below the gumline) and unsuspected.  Dental radiographs with periodontal probing are very helpful in establishing the diagnosis of tooth resorption.

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Tooth resorption of the left second
upper premolar tooth.

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Dental radiograph of the tooth in the
above photo.

The teeth below appear normal; however, dental radiographs demonstrate tooth resorption.



Right lower molar and fourth premolar teeth
with tooth resorption.



First and second premolars with tooth resorption.



Left lower fourth premolar and molar teeth with
tooth resorption.




Upper fourth premolar tooth with tooth resorption.



Upper fourth premolar tooth (opposite side) with
tooth resorption.

Tooth Resorption (cats)

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