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Feline Broken Teeth

When a tooth is broken, its nerve and blood vessels are exposed and become infected.

Tooth Fracture

Tooth Fracture

A tooth fracture of the enamel and dentin not involving the pulp (nerve).

Tooth Fracture

Tooth Fracture

A tooth fracture of the enamel and dentin not involving the pulp (nerve).

Crow-Root Fracture

Crow-Root Fracture

Crown-root fractures occur when a large portion of the side of a tooth fractures extending to the root. There are two types of crown-root fracture: complicated fractures, where the pulp is exposed; and uncomplicated, where it is not.

Slab Fractrure

Slab Fractrure

Slab fractures of the upper 4th premolar commonly occur in dogs that chew bones, ice cubes, nylon chew toys and horse hoofs. In this case the cat’s lower canine crown and root are fractured with the pulp exposed. This tooth is was repaired through root canal therapy and gingival surgery.