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Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice

Diane S. Carle DVM1 and Bonnie H. Shope VMD, DAVDC2
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  • 1 Veterinary Dental Services LLC, 138 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720.
  • | 2 Veterinary Dental Services LLC, 138 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720.
History and Physical Examination Findings

A 3-year-old 11-kg (24.2-lb) neutered male Boston Terrier was examined because of an oral mass that the owners noticed 4 months prior to evaluation. Examination of the oral cavity in the awake dog revealed a 10 × 15-mm raised, irregular, slightly ulcerated gingival mass at the left maxillary first and second incisor teeth extending onto the palate and buccally to the mucogingival junction. Results of physical examination, including palpation of peripheral lymph nodes, were unremarkable.

Full-mouth digital intraoral radiographs were obtained under general anesthesia to screen for abnormalities not evident on oral examination. An incisional

Contributor Notes

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