Resorptive lesion (TRL)
- Defining characteristics:
The presence of an area or multiple areas of decay/degradation has been identified within a tooth/teeth, likely secondary to a resorptive process. Resorption often appears as irregular radiolucencies throughout the tooth.
- Common differential diagnoses:
Radiolucent lesions in teeth are often attributed to primary resorptive lesions, trauma, neoplasia, inflammation/infection, caries (cavity), and enamel hypoplasia.
- Helpful additional data:
Has there been a decrease in appetite? Or the patient appears hungry but is unwilling to eat?
- Commonly associated diagnostics:
Consider FelV/FIV snap (feline)
- Commonly associated treatments:
Consider extracting the tooth
- Commonly associated home care:
Depending on the tooth removed, consider soft food for 1-2 weeks