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Eastpoint Pet Clinic, P.C.

(520) 790-4742

8/09 Impacted Teeth

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Teeth Under The Gums


We see many dogs, young and old, with teeth that fail to erupt. Embedded, impacted, and malpositioned teeth are physically blocked or malaligned when normal eruption should take place. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, the situation will escalate into a more destructive condition.

Patient Info

"Jackson," a 6-month old Sheltie, was referred to our dental clinic for an oral evaluation. He was missing both maxillary canines #104 and #204. The owner was aware of oral discomfort and an inability to open his mouth comfortably.

Presenting Problems:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Pain
  • Swelling and drainage at the site
  • Mandibular second molar #410 inflammed with bloody discharge



Missing # 104


Missing # 204


Abscessed # 410


Our protocol consisted of a pre-op workup, oral assessment under general anesthetic, digital dental radiographs, and treatment of the presenting conditions.


  • Exposure of the embedded teeth and gentle surgical extraction of the maxillary canines #104/204.
  • Debridement of the alveolus (socket) to remove all fibrous tissue and cyst remnants.
  • Filling of the defect with synthetic bone graft putty (Securos)
  • Gingival closure with absorbable suture.
  • Surgical extraction of the mandibular molar #410, debridement, and gingival closure.


Oral Surgery # 104

Oral Surgery # 204

Final Dental Rads


Gingival swelling, discomfort, cyst formation, and draining areas at the site are positive indicators of a significant problem.

Differential diagnosis should include impacted or late erupting teeth, abscess, dentigerous cyst, tumor, etc.

Early treatment will reduce the incidence of permanent damage and prevent a malignant conversion.


Tucson Veterinary is a certified Veterinary specializing in 8/09 Impacted Teeth, pet hospital, vet clinic, emergency vet and much more in Tucson, AZ. We also do Dental Cleaning/Advanced Dental Care, Endodontics, Prosthodontics & Restorations, Orthodontics, Dental Radiology, FORLs & LPGS, Dental Implant Replacement Surgery, Periodontics, Trauma & Oral Orthopedics, Surgical Procedures, Radiology, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Ultrasound, Cat Vaccinations, Dog Vaccinations, On Site Lab Services, Routine Preventative Care, Comprehensive Physical Exam, Emergency Medical Care, Flea And Tick Prevention, Pulse Oximetery Monitor, Microchip Idenification and all work related in the 85710 area and surrounding areas in Tucson