Clinical PagesPrimates

Trauma

Primates can suffer the same range of traumatic dental injuries as other mammals. Endodontic therapy is a treatment option if an excellent long term term prognosis can be assured. Invariably logitudial fractures require extraction.

Trauma

Longitudinal fracture of an incisor. (Chimpanzee)

Trauma

Longitudinal fracture line in the crown of a mandibular molar causing severe pain. It required extraction. (Lowland Gorilla)

Trauma

Pulp necrosis illustrated by the generalised discolouration of the tooth. A buccal sinus tract was also present. The cause was almost certainly through biting on a hard object. (Chimpanzee)

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