Rocco E. Mele1, Gregori M. Kurtzman2*
1VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
2Silver Spring, MD, USA
*Corresponding author: Kurtzman GM, 3801 International Drive Suite 102 Silver Spring, Maryland, USA 20906, Tel: 301-598-3500; E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 11, 2020
Published Date: December 31, 2020
Copyrights: Mele RE, et al. © 2020.
Citation: Mele RE, et al. (2020). Feline Alveolar Osteitis: Implant Protocol with Osseodensification and Early Crown Placement. Mathews J Vet Sci. (4)1:11.
Feline dental implants are becoming a predictable and viable treatment option for the replacement of lost canines due to maxillary Alveolar Osteitis (AO) a painful condition, commonly experienced by a growing number of cats. Surgical extraction and debridement remains the treatment of choice for this complex inflammatory process. However, future complications can be a common sequela of maxillary canine loss. This case will demonstrate the successful surgical extraction of a maxillary canine with implant placement following the osseodensification protocol and utilizing the sockets osteitis buttressing bone formation to promote a positive result with final crown restoration 13 weeks following implant placement.