Aust Vet Spring 2019

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Juvenile dentistry deals with the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, genetic and iatrogenic factors that may lead to missing teeth, tooth and jaw fractures, root or enamel dysplasia and dental malocclusions. while in some individuals, teeth may experience unusual juvenile syndromes, periodontal disease is typically not a problem in young animals. when the young animal has emphasis placed on accurate diagnosis and treatment of early dental conditions, a healthy occlusion is achievable.