Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC

2409 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7713


Complicated crown fracture


Complicated crown fracture (UCF): A fracture of the crown that does expose the pulp.

The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) nomenclatere comittee has classified types of dental fractures.

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The photo above demonstrates a complicated crown fracture.  The red pulp (pulp polyp) is clear evidence of pulp exposure.

We see teeth where the pulp is exposed, but the clinical appearance is no where near as obvious.  It is critical to evaluate these pets under anesthesia to determine whether there is pulp exposure.

Treatment options for teeth with Complicated Crown Fracture:

Root canal therapy

Vital pulpotomy therapy

Dental extraction