Oral and maxillofacial surgery in dogs and cats

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2013 May;43(3):609-649. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2013.02.010.


Advancements in diagnostic and treatment modalities for oral and maxillofacial surgery have allowed veterinarians to offer clients a range of alternatives for their pets. Categories of oral and maxillofacial surgery reviewed in this article include jaw fracture management, management of palatal/oronasal defects, recognition and treatment of oral masses, and management of several miscellaneous pathologic conditions. Miscellaneous oral lesions discussed in this article include odontogenic cysts, osteonecrosis and osteomyelitis, and lesions of the tongue and lips.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / surgery*
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases / surgery*
  • Dogs
  • Jaw Diseases / surgery
  • Jaw Diseases / veterinary
  • Jaw Fractures / surgery
  • Jaw Fractures / veterinary
  • Maxillofacial Injuries / surgery
  • Maxillofacial Injuries / veterinary
  • Odontogenic Cysts / surgery
  • Odontogenic Cysts / veterinary
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / veterinary*
  • Osteomyelitis / surgery
  • Osteomyelitis / veterinary
  • Osteonecrosis / surgery
  • Osteonecrosis / veterinary