Retained root (TRR)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Retained root remnants/fragments may be present

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Trauma, incomplete tooth extraction, tooth resorption, unerupted tooth

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been excessive drooling or salivation?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider FelV/FIV snap (feline)

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Consider extracting any retained root remnants, regular radiographic monitoring on older patients, and discuss removing unerupted teeth to prevent a dentigerous cyst from forming

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Depending on the tooth removed, consider soft food for 1-2 weeks