Jaw Fractures in the Dog and Cat
At Midwest Animal Dental & Oral Surgery we see a wide range of oral and facial injuries. Jaw fractures can occur due to trauma from being hit-by-car, falls, fights with other animals, periodontal disease, and bone disease. Repair techniques are based on the cause of the injury, when it occurred, location, and severity.
The complexity of most jaw fracture requires a veterinary specialist in dental and oral surgery who has high level of experience and a high degree of understanding of the anatomy and vasculature of the pet’s mouth in order to have the best possible outcome for the animal to return to normal function.