Surgical extraction of a fractured, non-vital deciduous tooth in a tiger

  • Ulbricht R
  • Marretta S
  • Klippert L
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Abstract

A 10-month-old, female/intact tiger (Panthra tigris) was presented for a fractured deciduous mandibular right canine tooth, mandibular swelling, and a cutaneous draining tract ventral to the apex of the fractured tooth. The tooth had chronic pulpal exposure and was considered non-vital with periapical osteomyelitis. This case report describes treatment to optimize normal development and eruption of the permanent mandibular right canine tooth.

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Authors

  • Robert D. Ulbricht

  • Sandra Manfra Marretta

  • Linda S. Klippert

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