Feline Dentistry
A common feline oral malady is feline ondoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL). Cats can also be affected by stomatitis, referred to as lymphocytic plasmacytic gingivitis pharangitis syndrome (LPGS) or cats may also be effected by oral neoplasia.
Image 7.1. Stage 2 FORL
Stage 2 FORL
Stage 2 lesions penetrate the enamel and dentin
 
Image 7.2. Odontoclastic resorptive lesion (class 2)
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Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion at left upper fourth premolar
 

Image 7.3. Stage 3 FORL
Stage 3 FORL
Stage 3 FORL, Intraoral radiography is essential to determine if the lesions have entered the pulp chamber (Stage 3) requiring either endodontics or extraction.
 
Image 7.4. Stage 4 FORL
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Stage 4 FORL, the crown has been eroded or fractured
 

Image 7.5. Class 5 FORL
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Crown gone, roots remaining
 
Image 7.6. Class 5 FORL radiograph
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Image 7.7. Class 5 FORL radiograph after removal
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Radiograph of site after removal of roots
 
Image 7.8. Feline stomatitis
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Ulceration of a cats pharynx due to feline stomatitis
 

Image 7.9. Ulceration of a cat's pharynx due to feline stomatitis
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Resolution of ulcers two weeks after extraction of cheek teeth and laser therapy
 
Image 7.10. Severe gingovo stomatitis
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Image 7.11. Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic Gingivitis Stomatitis (LPGS)
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Marked inflammation around the canines and premolars
 
Image 7.12. Lymphocytic Plasmacytic
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Feline lymphocytic plasmacytic syndrome
 

Image 7.13. Feline before orthodontic treatment
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Image 7.14. After orthodontic treatment
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Post operative appearance after crown reduction and vital pulpotomy
 

Image 7.15. Persistent primary teeth
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Image 7.16. Normal appearing canine tooth
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Image 7.17. Radiograph
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Showing internal resorption of canine
 
Image 7.18. Flap exposure for extraction
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Image 7.19. Suture closure
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Image 7.20. Super Eruption Syndrome
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Table of Contents
Dental Encyclopedia
Jan Bellows, DVM, AVDC, ABVP

Also, check out
The Smile Book III
A text on Canine Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Therapy
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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