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 Resorptive Lesions


Feline resorptive lesions are commonly found when evaluating dental disease in cats. Studies have shown that up to 30% of the domestic cat population is affected. Technically termed Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions, these defects are commonly referred to as cervical erosions, cervical line lesions, “neck lesions”, or more appropriately just, resorptive lesions. The cause of these lesions is poorly understood, but they are frequently associated with gingivitis or the more advanced periodontal disease, periodontitis. These lesions expose the nerve endings in the tooth and cause considerable pain.

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resorptive lesion in a cat 
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This is a painful dental resorptive lesion in a cat’s upper canine tooth.