Pathology Treatments

Dentigerous Cyst

Canine Dentigerous Cyst

Dentigerous cysts (follicular cysts) are the most common odontogenic cysts in dogs and cats are associated with the crown of an unerupted tooth, usually a permanent tooth with the mandibular 1st premolar often over-represented. They arise from the epithelial remnants of the enamel organ or the reduced enamel epithelium that surrounds the crown during odontogenesis. All missing teeth should be radiographed, and the cyst requires surgical removal of the epithelial lining and removal of the tooth.


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