Malocclusion

Abnormal Tooth Alignment

Malocclusion refers to abnormal tooth alignment. The most common malocclusions seen in veterinary medicine are:

All of these conditions can cause damage to your pet's teeth, injury to the palate or mandible, resulting in chronic pain and or infection.

If Detected Early

Interceptive orthodontics may include:

The digital x-ray to the right shows the permanent teeth located to the inside of the deciduous teeth. Oral surgery extraction of the deciduous teeth may allow normal eruption of the permanent teeth, thus correcting the malocclusion.

Thus, with early detection and treatment you can protect your precious friend from lifelong discomfort and infection caused by genetic and dental malocclusion.

 

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