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Veterinary Dental X-Rays Determine Cause of Wolf’s Condition

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Dr. Woodward with McKinley, a gray wolf at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Board Certified Veterinary Dentist, Dr. Tony Woodward of Animal Dental Care, traveled to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana to provide veterinary dental care to a gray wolf with chronic drainage under his right jaw.

This type of drainage can be a sign of a more severe infection and it was important the animal be examined to determine a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.



Upon Dr. Woodward’s initial oral examination the right tooth looked normal. However, in veterinary dentistry, radiographs are vital to get a more clear picture of what is happening below an animal’s gumline. In this case, the wolf’s tooth was dead and that there was a large area of root and bone damage around this tooth, which was the source of the drainage tract.

X-ray of Wolf Tooth Infection

Veterinary Dental Radiographs reveal bone and root damage.

Due to extensive damage, this tooth could not be treated with root canal therapy, and Dr. Woodward extracted the tooth. This wolf is now recovered and in much better overall health thanks to veterinary dental radiographs and the expert treatment of a board certified veterinary dentist.