Malocclusion in dogs and cats
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Malocclusion involves abnormal relationships of teeth to each other and other oral structures. Malocclusion can present without significant symptoms or can be severely debilitating. In order to detect a malocclusion it is important for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to have an understanding both of normal occlusion and of the classification and terms used to describe malocclusion which then leads to an appreciation of treatment options. As veterinary nurses frequently have the opportunity to examine young dogs and cats they are ideally placed to identify abnormal occlusion at an early stage.
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