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Interdental acrylic stabilisation of canine tooth root and mandibular fractures in a dog
  1. P. Muir, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS1,1 and
  2. W. R. Gengler, DVM1
  1. 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Madison Wisconsin 53706, USA


A two-year-old labrador had bilateral open fractures of the apical region of the mandibular canine tooth roots and the adjacent mandible. The fractures were reduced and held in place with an interdental acrylic splint, after which the tooth roots and mandible healed directly.

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  • Dr Muir's present address is The Royal Veterinary College, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9

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