Tooth Fracture in Dogs

Tooth fractures refer to tooth injuries involving damage to the enamel, dentin and cement. These injuries occur either on the enamel-covered top portion of the tooth (the crown) or the part below the gum line (the root).

Tooth fracture refers to traumatic injury to a tooth that manifests itself as a chip, crack, or break. Manifestations may also include dislocation or complete displacement of a tooth.

Complication of tooth fracture include inflammation and infection. Dogs with tooth fracture are in constant discomfort and pain. In some instances, the tooth's crown may be missing; blood or pink tissue may also be present on or around the affected area. 


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