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All Pets Dental Treats Oral Tumors in Canines

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Benign Tumors

Click to enlargeGum chewers lesion

Named gum chewers lesion because affected dogs appear to be chewing gum. Visibly there will be growths under the back part of the tongue. Treatment involves removal of the excessive sublingual tissue.

Click to enlargeViral Papilloma

Presents as one or multiple 1-3 millimeter cauliflower masses in the oral cavity. Treatment options are removal or wait to see if the masses spontaneously disappear .

Click to enlargePeripheral Odontogentic Fibroma (POF)

Peripheral odontogenic fibromas include fibromatous and ossifying epulides . Epulis (plural=epulides) is a general term referring to a gingival mass of any type. This term has been adapted in veterinary nomenclature to refer to tumors arising from epithelial remnants within the periodontal ligament. The ossifying type is distinguished from the fibromatous type by containing varying amounts of bone, osteoid, dentinoid, or cementum-like tissue.

Click to enlargeAcanthomatus Ameloblastoma

The acanthomatous ameloblastoma tumor that occurs commonly in dogs, and which was previously referred as acanthomatous epulis, arises from the enamel organ but does not produce dental hard tissues. This tumor is considered benign because it does not spread to distant locations however it can be locally invasive. Treatment of acanthomatus ameloblastoma is wide excision in all planes.

Malignant Tumors:

Click to enlargeFibrosarcoma

Click to enlargeSquamous Cell Carcinoma

The second most common malignant tumor in the dog. Treatment of choice is surgical removal with a guarded prognosis. In the cat, oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of malignant oral tumor. Unfortunately it carries a poor prognosis for long term survival.

Click to enlargeMalignant Melanoma

The most commonly diagnosed malignant oral tumor in the dog. Treatment options include surgical removal with wide margins, and use of the canine melanoma vaccine.

Click to enlargePlasmacytoma

The most commonly diagnosed malignant oral tumor in the dog. Treatment options include surgical removal with wide margins, and use of the canine melanoma vaccine.