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SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PERIAPICAL OSTEOMYELITIS IN A PARMA WALLABY (MACROPUS PARMA) USING COMPREHENSIVE ENDODONTIC THERAPY WITH APICOECTOMY
Conor P. Kilgallon, Beth Bicknese and David A. Fagan
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Vol. 41, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 703-709
Published by: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40962316
Page Count: 7
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Although necrobacillosis remains a common condition of captive macropods, there have been limited reports of successful treatment modalities by which it can be treated. Comprehensive endodontic therapy with apicoectomy has been used reliably in human and domestic animal dentistry. This report describes a case of periapical osteomyelitis involving a mandibular incisor in a Parma wallaby (Macropus parma) that was successfully treated using these techniques in conjunction with low-level laser therapy at 810 nm, which was used for decontamination of the pulp cavity, anti-inflammatory, and biostimulatory effects.
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