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Broken Teeth

Through trauma, play, fighting, or forceful chewing on hard objects, many pets break their teeth. If the pulp chamber is exposed, the tooth’s pulp tissue will become infected and die. This process inevitably leads to an abscess at the root tip.

Left untreated, the abscess not only causes pain, but also feeds bacteria into the bloodstream. This results in generalized infections and internal organ damage. To control the infection and relieve the pain, broken teeth should either be extracted or salvaged by an endodontic (root canal) procedure. The larger and more important the tooth, the greater is the need for root canal therapy.

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