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  Pet Orthodontics
A retained deciduous tooth should be extracted as soon as an adult tooth is noted in the same area as the baby tooth.
Misdirected canine syndrome is a bite abnormality, in which retention of the deciduous tooth tilts the erupting permanent canine tooth into abnormal location.
The rotated tooth root closest to the palate is prone to periodontal disease.
www.dentalvet.com /patients/orthodontics/pet_orthodontics.htm   (1772 words)

  Reasons Why the Piltdown Canine Tooth and Mandible Could Not Belong to Piltdown Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The immaturity of the tooth agrees with that of the upper canine tooth as further evidence that the mandible, as well as the canine, belonged to an ape skull.
The deduction made from the character of the lingual facet that the tooth was associated with a fairly wide diastema and with the anthropoid and non-human type of premaxilla, and for this reason did not belong to the human skull, was confirmed by mounting it in the ape skull.
Here the hypertrophied canines restrain lateral movement to the extent that it is impossible, when the teeth are in closed sliding occlusion, for the buccal cusps of the lower cheek teeth to cross outside the crests of the buccal cusps of the upper teeth.
black.clarku.edu /~piltdown/map_receptionnotfav/canine_mandible.html   (7035 words)

 North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association: Canine Dentition
Each tooth is divided into 3 parts: the crown is the exposed part which protrudes above the gumline; the neck which is the slightly constricted area just at the level of the gum; and the root which is usually embedded in sockets in the jawbone.
Tooth placement is affected by genetics, jaw structure, lip structure, the tongue, other teeth - deciduous (“baby teeth”) and/or permanent, as well as the habits of the dog such as carrying a training dummy, chewing on kennel fencing or crate wire, or continual rock fetching.
The mandibular canine or “fang” tooth should occlude buccal (toward the cheek tissue) to the gingiva of the maxilla and should divide the space between the maxillary canine tooth and the maxillary third incisor.
www.navhda.org /dentition.html   (1278 words)

 Canine tooth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dogteeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth, evolved (and used, in most species where they remain prominent) primarily for firmly holding food in order to tear it apart, and occasionally as weapons.
Most species that develop them normally have four per individual, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower, separated within each jaw by its incisors; humans and dogs are examples.
Canidae is the family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals commonly known as canines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canine_tooth   (141 words)

 ACVC 2001 - Recognition of Feline Oral Lesions
A maxillary canine tooth that is displaced rostrally may occlude traumatically with the mandibular canine, causing labial displacement of the mandibular canine tooth and secondary traumatic occlusion of the mandibular canine with the lip.
Bullous maxillary canine tooth swelling is a severe firm swelling apical to the maxillary canine tooth.
Bulbous maxillary canine tooth swelling may be associated with periodontal or endodontic disease and should not be mistaken for neoplasia.
www.vin.com /VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00355.htm   (2141 words)

 Addenbrooke's Hospital: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics: FAQs about impacted teeth including surgery ...
Canine teeth are more important than some other teeth for the correct function of the teeth and also for appearance.
Canines can fail to grow completely on one or both sides; this can either leave a gap between the incisors and premolars or the deciduous canine tooth will be retained, which in time might look too narrow or short.
The exposure of the tooth involves a small operation in the palate of the mouth, which is often performed under general anaesthesia.
www.addenbrookes.org.uk /serv/clin/surg/oral/impacted.html   (1355 words)

 WSAVA 2001 - Recognizing Oral Disease
The mandibular canine interdigitates evenly between the maxillary corner (third) incisor and canine tooth.
Base narrowed canines may be due to a structural narrowing of the mandible, or failure of the primary teeth to exfoliate prior to the eruption of the adult canine teeth.
It is important to note the smooth gingival topography (surface features of the gingiva as it flows from tooth to tooth).  Generally, as periodontal disease progresses the surface features become irregular and the even flow from tooth to tooth is lost.
www.vin.com /VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00045.htm   (2008 words)

 Extraction techniques (deciduous teeth, single rooted, multi rooted teeth)
The epithelial attachment of the tooth to be extracted, and those teeth adjacent to it, is released by inserting a scalpel blade into the gingival sulcus, pointing apically, and cutting down to the crestal bone.
A flap extending from the rostral aspect of the deciduous maxilla7 canine to the caudal aspect of the second premolar is raised.
The deciduous tooth is loosened using fine elevators or luxators inserted between the tooth root and bone.
www.geocities.com /CollegePark/Library/1467/extraction_techniques.html   (1841 words)

 canine tooth --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Often the largest teeth in the mouth, the canines project beyond the level of the other teeth and may interlock when the mouth is closed, restricting the animal to an up-and-down chewing action.
Primate dentition is composed of four distinct types of teeth: incisors (the front teeth), canines (the eyeteeth), premolars, and molars (the chewing teeth).
Educational resource on the expression of different genes in the developing tooth for comparative study of various patterns of genes, and detection of their coexpression.Features notes on the factors, type of teeth, and experiment results.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9019987?tocId=9019987   (784 words)

The amputation of the apex of a tooth.
A two-cusped tooth found between the molar and the cuspid also known as an eye tooth or canine tooth.
The part of the tooth that is under both the enamel which covers the crown and the cementum which covers the root.
www.drandor.com /glossary.html   (2434 words)

 Ask The Orthodontist Questions about Orthodontics in the Dental Health Library and Directory
When my son knocked out his front permanent tooth at 10 yrs., the dentist reimplanted and bonded it to his other front tooth.
My 12 year old son has a canine tooth (upper left side) which is positioned over two teeth back from where it needs it descend into place.
We are considering having the baby canine extracted and the adult canine exposed and bracketed.
www.dental--health.com /faq_orthodontics.html   (1902 words)

 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - About Face - Facts - Dental
The canine tooth often remains buried or may grow behind the other teeth in the roof of the mouth.
The buried canine may damage the adjacent teeth by eating away or resorbing part of their roots in an effort to find a path into the mouth.
If the buried canine is in a position where exposure and orthodontic treatment is not possible but there is adequate space between the other teeth, transplantation may be considered.
www.omfsaboutface.co.uk /dental.htm   (581 words)

 Common animal dentistry problems
The most common teeth that are broken are the canine (fang) teeth in the dog and the cat, and the upper fourth premolar (large tooth on the top in the back) in dogs.
After the tooth is fractured, bacteria from the mouth will gain access to the pulp (root canal) and infect the tooth.
For the canine tooth in dogs and cats, and the upper fourth premolar and lower first molar in dogs this is the last option.
www.dogbeachdentistry.com /brokentth.html   (728 words)

 canine tooth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The tusks of wild boar, walrus, and the extinct sabre-toothed cat are enlarged canines.
Humans have small canines that do not project beyond the level of the other teeth--thus, in humans alone among the primates, rotary chewing action is possible.
The human canine tooth has an oversized root, a remnant of the large canine of the nonhuman primates.
www.brain.net.pk /~geti/canines.html   (189 words)

 General Health - Best of L'il Beginnings
Canine teeth are usually one to 1.5 inches behind the corner incisor.
The periodontal ligament is attached to the cementum anchoring the tooth to the surrounding bone.
This is probably due to the anatomy of the horses tooth and its ability to produce secondary dentin to fill in cavities.
www.lilbeginnings.com /links/info/health3   (1479 words)

 New Page 1
The upper right canine tooth was contacting the lower right canine tooth causing severe attrition and wear on the lower canine tooth, also causing the tooth to be pushed laterally.
The crown of lower right canine tooth was amputated to eliminate contact with the hard palate and a pulpotomy procedure was perform to keep the tooth vital.
The lower left canine tooth had gingival flaps created on the lingual and buccal surfaces, the alveolar bone removed with a round bur, and the tooth was surgically extracted.
www.mwcr.org /more_complications_for_persy.htm   (1314 words)

 The LA Times, 53
That the jaw and tooth were those of an ape has been maintained before now by several distinguished anthropologists, but they have always assumed them to be genuine fossils, and have merely thought that, though found in association with the cranium fragments, they had wrongly been presumed to belong to the same creature.
It therefore became evident that the jaw-bone and canine tooth, since they were not those of any recent type of man, must be those of an immature ape (whether chimpanzee or orang is not determinable in immaturity) and could not therefore represent any animal native in contemporary England.
The ape's jaw-bone and tooth that had been falsely associated with the human cranium were so entirely out of character that, even allowing for different parts of the human skull having evolved at different rates, it had become increasingly difficult to reconcile them with the evidence since found elsewhere.
www.clarku.edu /~piltdown/map_prim_suspects/DAWSON/Dawson_Prosecution/LATimes53.html   (2961 words)

 Cali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Got her up into the light and discovered she had torn the entire tooth, root and all, out of the socket and it was hanging there by some gum tissue, parallel to the jawbone.
A friend of mine is a dentist and she tried to put the tooth back in, but was unable to, so we rushed her to a nearby emergency clinic.
Turns out even if they had wanted to reseat the tooth and see if it would reattach it wouldn't have been possible, becase she also broke the jaw bone that is around the socket.
members.aol.com /malndobe/cali_injury.htm   (677 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canine tooth
Incisors are the first kind of tooth in heterodont mammals.
Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Dusicyon Fennecus Lycalopex Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes Canidae is the family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals commonly known as canines.
Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Wolf or Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canine-tooth   (387 words)

 HOW TO GROW A SABER-TOOTH: FELID CANINE GROWTH RATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This study explores the growth rates of saber-toothed canines among different taxa with the aim of determining whether rates were similar.
To determine canine growth rates, stable oxygen isotope ratios were obtained from seven canines of five felid species including one extant and four extinct taxa.
Ontogenetic samples were taken perpendicular to the tooth growth axis and across its entire length using a 0.3 mm carbide drill bit and a dental rotary tool.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_77361.htm   (397 words)

 Good occlusal practice in children's dentistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If the canines are veering off from the normal path of eruption the primary canines should be extracted in order to encourage their permanent successors to erupt in the correct position.
If one primary canine is mobile but the other is firm and the permanent canine is palpable under the mucosa the firm primary canine should be extracted to allow eruption of the successor.
The results of this type of injury to the tooth remaining unrestored are over-eruption of the opposing tooth, and less obviously the damaged tooth may tilt buccally because there is reduced lip control.
www.nature.com /cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/bdj/journal/v191/n12/full/4801261a.html   (2164 words)

 Smileworkshop Case 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jaime was naturally (congenitally) missing a lateral incisor (the smaller tooth next to the main front teeth) on one side, his canine tooth had shifted into the position of the missing tooth and a primary canine (baby tooth) was still present even though he was nearly middle aged.
The challenge for this cosmetic dentistry case was to get a durable solution to Jaime's appearance problem without the expense of braces, surgery, or capping all of his front teeth.
The result was to lengthen, fill the spaces between, and correct the pointed canine where a square lateral incisor should be.
www.andersondds.com /Case2.htm   (261 words)

 Aggie Animal Dental Service - Common Conditions
Endodontic disease: When a tooth fractures and the pulp (blood vessels and nerves) inside the tooth is exposed, bacteria get into the pulp and the pulp dies.
This dog's lower right canine tooth is occluding onto the palate, causing trauma to the soft tissues (arrow).
Left: This mass near the upper canine tooth of a dog was removed and found to be benign.
www.aggieanimaldentalservice.com /conditions.html   (574 words)

 Canine Tooth Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The human canine tooth has an oversized root, a remnant.....tusks of elephants are upper incisors, not canine teeth.
The tooth, an upper right canine still attached to its root, was bought by a private English collector who asked to remain anonymous.
A tooth believed to have been pulled from Napoleon's mouth was sold Thursday at auction in London for about $22,600, according to an AP story by Jenn Wiant.
www.mysuperdog.com /directory/canine-tooth.php   (605 words)

 Canine Teeth
Since puppy teeth serve as a primary tool for examining their environment, for greeting pack members, and for testing the pack hierarchy, and since puppies also grab things to relieve the discomfort of teething, some early lessons in bite inhibition are necessary.
Although dogs don't generally hear the call of the wild to hunt and kill their meals, they have the teeth for seizing, tearing, and crushing and the instinct to use those teeth for defense, social bonding, and chewing.
Pet owners who understand canine behaviour can teach their dogs to use their teeth in a manner acceptable in the human-canine pack while they keep watch on the health of those teeth.
www.allpets.co.za /sharpeiclub2/canine_teeth_1.htm   (1601 words)

 Removing a Retained Deciduous Tooth
The tooth is gently removed by rotating the elevator around the base of the tooth where it meets the gum line.
When the tooth is removed a small hole remains in the gum.
The left 2/3 of this tooth (to the left of the arrow) is the root.
www.moorevet.com /RetDT.htm   (194 words)

 Canine tooth -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Canine tooth -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
They are often the largest teeth in the mouth.
Most species that develop them normally have four per individual, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower, separated within each jaw by its (A tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws) incisors; humans and dogs are examples.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/canine_tooth.htm   (65 words)

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