Dental Anatomy
There are four types of teeth in small animals; incisor, canine, premolar, and molar.
Adult dogs normally have 42 teeth, cats 30.
Image 2.1. Supernumerary incisor
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trt extraction
 
Image 2.2. Maxillary premolars and first molar
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3rd premolar rotated
 

Image 2.3. Incisors - dog
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Six maxillary and six mandibular incisors
 
Image 2.4. Normal interdigitation of premolars
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Cusp tips should interdigitate
 

Image 2.5. Canine incisor
Canine incisor
Normally, the mandibular canine should intersect the maxillary lateral incisor canine
 
Image 2.6. Lower canine - cat
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Mandibular canine, third and fourth premolars and molar in a cat
 

Image 2.7. Persistent primary canine and supernumerary first premolar
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Image 2.8. Dental attrition due to tennis ball chewing (1)
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Note flat crown surfaces
 

Image 2.9. Dental attrition due to tennis ball chewing (2)
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Note flat crown surfaces
 
Image 2.10. Multiple persistent primary teeth
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Treatment: Extraction
 

Table of Contents
Dental Encyclopedia
Jan Bellows, DVM, AVDC, ABVP

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1. Introduction
2. Dental Anatomy
3. Endodontics
4. Orthodontics
5. Periodontics
6. Crown Preparation
7. Feline Dentistry
8. Dental Pediatrics
9. Exotic Dentistry
10. Jaw Fractures
11. Radiology
12. Instruments
13. Materials
14. Equipment
15. Professional Teeth Cleaning
16. Developmental Abnormalities
17. Oral Surgery
18. The Dental Chart
19. Dental Terminology
20. Case Study (endo-perio)
21. Case Study (Avulsed tooth)
22. Case Study (Fractured Premolar)
23. Case Study (Interesting Kitty Case)
24. Case Study (Reason to Radiograph)
25. Case Study (Crown reduction)
26. Case Study (Ouch)
27. Case Study (Cystic Mass)
28. Case Study (Oral Nasal Fistula)
29. Case Study (TM Ankylosis)

 



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