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Feline Trauma

Broken jaws are commonly seen in cats that are involved in automobile accidents.

Fractured Jaw

Fractured Jaw

The jaw bone can be broken from trauma. Repair options depend on physical examination and x-ray findings.

Fractured Jaw

Fractured Jaw

The jaw bone can be broken from trauma. Repair options depend on physical examination and x-ray findings.

Fractured Jaw

Fractured Jaw

The jaw bone can be broken from trauma. Repair options depend on physical examination and x-ray findings.

Root Fracture

Root Fracture

Occurs from a traumatic incident commonly resulting in a mobile tooth. In most cases the fractured crown and root are surgically extracted to prevent future pain.

Wear

Wear

Long term rubbing of one tooth against another (attrition) or against an outside surface (abrasion) can result in decreased crown height.  X-rays are needed to determine if there is damage below the gum line necessitating treatment.

Pulpitis

Pulpitis

An inflammation of the inside of the tooth (pulp) resulting in inflammation and swelling. Commonly the affected tooth becomes discolored. Pain and pulpal death soon occurs. Treatment of pulpitis is root canal therapy or extraction.

TMJ Luxation

TMJ Luxation