Luxated and Avulsed Teeth
Occasionally, veterinarians are presented with luxated or avulsed teeth.
Luxated = partly dislocated from the socket. The most common luxation is a lateral luxation together with fracture of the alveolar bone plate.
Avulsed = completely removed/pulled out of the socket
In these cases of trauma, the blood supply to the tooth is affected, resulting in pulp necrosis.
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This article was written by Lisa Milella BVSc DipEVDC MRCVS.
Date reviewed: 13 August 2014
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