Fractured canine tooth with jaw bone remodeling (bone expansion).
The lower left canine tooth crown looks great, but the swelling of the gun below it is actually expansion and remodeling of the jaw bone due to infection.
Mass next to a fractured upper 4th premolar. We cannot know if this mass is benign or malignant until we biopsy it.
Another finding during an anesthetized exam. This is a painful enamel erosion (right to the pulp!)
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Pre-op. This patient was still eating normally.
1 week post-op. There is still some irritation from the sutures, but the back of the mouth already has improved.
2 weeks post-op. She was back to eating dry food (her choice) and stopping pulling her hair out (an atypical response to the chronic pain).
This patient had caudal oral stomatitis. When unresponsive to medical treatment, the condition generally resolves with removal of all the teeth. In her case, she had a prior "dental" at an unknown place and numerous tooth roots were left behind.