Broken or Worn Teeth-
Broken teeth usually occur when a pet has been chewing on a hard object like a bone or a hard toy. However, broken teeth can also occur when a pet has experienced head trauma from a blunt object or hit by a car. Pets can also break teeth if they get into fights with other animals. Worn teeth can occur if a pet has a malocculsion or abnormal positioning of the teeth. Worn teeth can also occur if that pet chews on abrasive toys like tennis balls, or if they chew at their hair coat.Stomatitis-
Sotmatitis is defined as severe inflammation of the tissues within the mouth causing ulcerations. This problem is only found in cats.Oral Masses-
There are many different kinds of oral masses but the two most common are Squamous cell carcinomas and malignant melanomas. Squamous cell carcinomas make up 20-30% of all oral masses. The most common sites to find them are in the premolar/ molar region and under the tongue. Malignant Melanomas are usually only found in dogs and make up 30-40% of oral masses. More than 50% of cases end up with bone invasion and most have poor prognosis.Resorptive Lesions-
Are only found in cats and are what they seem to be. The lesions are caused on the tooth by the body trying to re-absorb the tooth.They are located around the gum line of the cat and are very painful; however, most will go unnoticed. There is no definite cause as to why the body does this.