Radiography of a rabbit suffering from
advanced dental disease and osteomyelitis
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The rabbit is unable to close its mouth, as a result of tooth roots overgrowth of the premolar and molar mandibular teeth and subsequent abscessation. There is severe drooling, that has led to alopecia on the lips, cheeks.
The roots have emerged from the mandibular bone and palpate as firm swelling on the side of the right mandibular jaw bone.
After discussion with the owner, the rabbit has been humanely put to sleep.
Roots of CT2 and CT5 have penetrated the mandible and continued to grow. Some are a few cm long and curled around in the abscess cavity. Mandibular cheek teeth perforate the bone medially (CT1 – CT5) or laterally (CT2, CT3, CT4).