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Lemur Tooth Root Abscess Photos

This was a pus-filled mandibular tooth root abscess that originated from one of the lower incisor teeth of this particular lemur. Once again we'd like to thank Dr. Kramer from Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Clinic for his dedication and expertise in treating exotic animals.

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Lemur - mandibular tooth root abscess
Visibly swollen mandible
Lemur - mandibular tooth root abscess abscess was incised and allowed to drain
The abscess was incised and allowed to drain

Details:

The lemur was anesthetized ( ketamine / medetomidine / isoflurane), the abscess was incised, a sample was taken for bacteriology (culture), pus was cleaned and flushed out, and the incision was left open to drain. The loose incisor tooth that was associated with the abscess was easily extracted. The anesthesia was reversed and the animal recovered well. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatories were administered by injection, and the lemur was then placed on a course of oral antibiotics for 10 days.

Draining the incised area
Draining the incised area
Draining the incised area Loose incisor was extracted
Loose incisor was extracted


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