August 6, 2010

Exotic patients and unusual cases

Dr. Woodward has treated dental disease in many species of patients other than dogs and cats. Even though you probably do not have a pet lion, tiger, or lynx, you might enjoy seeing a few pictures of some cases that he has treated.

Mountain lion

A beautiful mountain lion anesthetized and ready for procedure.

Canada lynx

Canada lynx being treated for dental fractures prior to release into a Colorado wilderness area.

Close-up of the teeth of a lynx.

White tiger

Like many captive big cats, this tiger had multiple fractured teeth that were abscessed. Root canal procedures eliminate the pain and infection.

Equine case
This horse had suffered a traumatic injury to his upper jaw, resulting in all of his upper incisors (front teeth) being dislocated out of normal position.

Upper incisors are dramatically displaced.

After re-positioning the teeth and placing inter-dental wire around the teeth.

Acrylic splint material has been placed around the teeth and wire for stability. The splint was removed four weeks later and the patient did well.