Juvenile dentistry in dogs and cats
The incidence and severity of many oral problems (e.g. periodontal disease) increase with age; however young animals can also suffer from oral or dental disorders. The timely diagnosis and treatment of these diseases is essential...
Oral examination should be a part of every clinical examination; timely detection and treatment of juvenile oral disease can often prevent subsequent problems.
A correct and definitive diagnosis of oral disease is often only possible with the help of intra-oral dental radiographs.
If teeth are clinically absent, radiography is essential in order to exclude the possibility of retained and impacted teeth.
Tooth fractures, even in milk teeth, always require treatment.
Persistent milk teeth should always be extracted as soon as the corresponding adult tooth erupts.