Complications of Equine Oral Surgery

P.M. Dixon, C. Hawkes, N. Townsend

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The vast majority of equine oral procedures are dental-related and, unless great care is taken, almost all such procedures have the potential to cause marked short- or long-term damage to other oral structures. This review of the more common complications of oral surgery begins at the rostral oral cavity with procedures of the incisors, and then moves caudally to deal with complications related to procedures of wolf teeth and cheek teeth, including salivary duct disruption and dental sinusitis. Finally, complications associated with maxillary and mandibular fractures are discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)499-514
Number of pages16
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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