Pathology Treatments

Caries

Canine caries

A demineralisation of the enamel as a result of bacteria producing acids are most commonly located on the flat occlusal surfaces of the maxillary 1st and 2nd molars and the mandibular 1st, 2nd and 3rd molars in dogs. An incipient carious lesion of enamel often appears as a chalky white spot. A carious dental lesion can be differentiated from staining or tooth resorption as an explorer will often catch on withdrawal after probing and feel often stick in the carious dentin. Compare this to healthy dentin where the explorer can be drawn across it with scratchy sound and feel. Treatment is aimed as drilling out the carious dentine until sound dentine remains and a restorative placed.

Treatments

Treatment is aimed as drilling out the carious dentine until sound dentine remains and a restorative placed.

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