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Dixon P. M.
equine veterinary education
Summary Equine oro‐nasal or oro‐sinus fistulae are usually problematic disorders to treat. As these lesions are mainly a sequel to standard dental repulsions, it is obvious that safer exodontia techniques such as oral extraction should now be used. The initial treatment of such fistulae is to ensure that there is a healthy granulating alveolus, without any dental or alveolar sequestrae and that all epithelium lining the fistula is removed. Provided there is a tooth on either side of the fistula, the initial and usually successful treatment is the use of an acrylic alveolar plug attached to adequately prepared adjacent teeth. Reinforcing such prostheses with wire tied between adjacent teeth will stabilise such prostheses. For fistulae that extend far onto the hard palate or those at the Triadan 06 or 11 alveolar sites that cannot be treated by acrylic prostheses, a variety of surgical treatments including; mucoperiosteal sliding flap, transposition of facial muscles, maxillary bone flap or an ear cartilage graft are all potential therapies, but there are no large, objective long‐term reports on their success available.
Subject(s)alveolar ridge , biology , botany , dental alveolus , dentistry , fistula , genus , hard palate , implant , maxillary sinus , medicine , nasal cavity , orthodontics , sinus (botany) , surgery
SCImago Journal Rank0.304
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