Most people now have dental radiography in their practice but now comes the hard part...identifying unique radiographic pathology. External replacement resorption, internal root resorption, lesions of endodontic origin, and decreased cortical bone detail become difficult to review and assess. This lecture will review common unique radiographic pathology in the dog and cat. Therefore, next time you see it, you'll actually recognize it and know how to proceed.
Know that proper angulation and imaging is critical to make a proper radiographic diagnosis
Appreciate the difference between external and internal root resorption
Know when to recommend surgical extraction of a tooth versus crown amputation
Know the difference between Type I, Type II and Type III tooth resorption and what treatment is required for each
Know what a Lesion of Endodontic Origin (LEO) is and what does it mean