Tooth infections are typically seen in older dogs as a result of poor oral hygiene (periodontal disease) or traumatic tooth fractures (endodontic and periapical disease). An 8-year-old female Pekinese was presented due to bilateral draining tracts located just under its eyes, and a history of healing and recurrence of the lesions after about 3 weeks of systemic antibiotic therapy. Dental radiography revealed bilateral carnassial tooth root abscesses. Both teeth were extracted under general anesthesia. With proper postoperative care the abscesses healed with no further complications.
NAEINI, ABUTORAB TABATABAEI; JAHROMI, ALIREZA RAAYAT; and MEHRSHAD, SAMIRA
"Bilateral abscesses of the maxillary carnassial teeth in a female Pekinese,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 34:
5, Article 7.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol34/iss5/7