Commissurotomy for improving access to the oral cavity of the wombat

Wilson, G. J. and Gillett, A. (2010) Commissurotomy for improving access to the oral cavity of the wombat. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88 7: 277-279. doi:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2010.00586.x


Author Wilson, G. J.
Gillett, A.
Title Commissurotomy for improving access to the oral cavity of the wombat
Journal name Australian Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0423
1751-0813
Publication date 2010-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2010.00586.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 88
Issue 7
Start page 277
End page 279
Total pages 3
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Wombats are a grazing marsupial with a diet rich in silicates, which is highly abrasive and results in a higher rate of tooth attrition than in other grazing marsupials such as kangaroos. Any interference in the natural wear process, such as malocclusion or loss of teeth, causes overgrowth of teeth. The small mouth opening of the wombat makes access to the caudal mouth difficult and overgrowth of cheek teeth can be difficult to treat effectively. This case report describes a technique that greatly improves access to allow dental treatment of all overgrown teeth with minimal complications. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Australian Veterinary Association.
Keyword Commissurotomy
Oral cavity
Silicates
Surgery
Teeth
Wombats
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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