A One-Step Procedure to Repair a Class III Fracture (Exposed Pulpal Tissue) of Any Continuously Growing Tooth or Tusk
D.A. Fagan1, DDS; J.E. Oosterhuis2, DVM
Many exotic and wildlife collections include species that have continuously growing dentition (e.g., elephants, rodents, tusked pigs, rabbits, etc.). The traumatic fracture of dentition should be an anticipated clinical eventuality for the well-prepared clinician. The treatment of the traumatically fractured continuously growing tooth presents the treating clinician with a number of difficult endodontic and restorative problems, decisions and treatment alternatives.
The repair of a broken mandibular right tusk of an African babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) provides a practical, single procedure, five-part solution to this clinical problem with a high probability of success, and with a minimum of post-operative complications. A step-by-step hand out with a complete instrument, materials and equipment list with source suppliers will be included/available.