On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, veterinary dentist Jan Bellows talks with Dr. Adam Christman about the different classifications of tooth resorption, plus offers various treatment approaches.
Half of all cats have at least one tooth resorption, according to veterinary dentist Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD. And half of the half that does have tooth resorption, will have it more than once, he explains. Although tooth resorption is less prevalent in canines, “a good 20% of the dogs that we’re seeing [in the clinic] will have tooth resorption,” says Bellows.
In this latest episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Bellows offers insight on 2 classifications of tooth resorption and how to best manage this common condition.
You can classify tooth resorption by the anatomic extent of the lesion or by the radiographic appearance, Bellows tells Dr. Adam Christman. The anatomical approach includes the following 5 stages:
When it comes to tooth resorption, radiographic classification is arguably the most important and can be broken down into 3 different types.
Listen below to learn more about classifying tooth resorption, plus some top strategies for managing this condition.