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Up Close: Tooth Extraction Surgery in a Dog

By February 20, 2012

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Slab fracture of the 4th premolar in a dog  Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMThe 4th premolar tooth (also known as the Carnassial tooth) is the largest tooth in the dog's mouth. It is located midway between the nose and the angle of the jaw.

Dogs that like to chew may fracture the exterior part of this tooth, creating what is known as a slab fracture.

As part of February Dental Health month, here is a step-by-step photo story of a 4th premolar tooth extraction in a Corgi.

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Photo: Slab fracture of the 4th premolar in a dog Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM


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