Luxated and Avulsed Teeth

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Luxated tooth

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.

Injured teeth will require treatment - either extraction or replacement and stabilization, and once the tooth has re-attached, endodontic treatment will be required.

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