The Dental Chat contains an array of abbreviations that can be recorded under both the Diagnosis and Treatment sections on each individual tooth. These abbreviations have been compiled primarily from the American Veterinary Dental College and Veterinary Dental Specialty clinics. All abbreviations selected on the Dental Chart will be expanded in full in the Dental Chart PDF.


Diagnosis


Periodontal

  • PD1 Stage 1 periodontal disease
  • PD2 Stage 2 periodontal disease
  • PD3 Stage 3 periodontal disease
  • PD4 Stage 4 periodontal disease

 

Furcation

  • F1 Mild furcation
  • F2 Moderate furcation
  • F3 Severe furcation

 

Mobility

  • M1 Mild mobility
  • M2 Moderate mobility
  • M3 Severe mobility

 

Gingivitis

  • GI1 Mild gingivitis
  • GI2 Moderate gingivitis
  • GI3 Severe gingivitis

Calculus 

  • C1 Mild calculus
  • C2 Moderate calculus
  • C3 Severe calculus


Enamel

  • AB Abrasion
  • AT Attrition
  • CA Caries
  • E/D Enamel defect
  • E/H Enamel hypoplasia
  • E/HM Enamel hypomineralization

 

Malocclusion 

  • MAL1/BV Buccoversion 
  • MAL1/DV Distoversion 
  • MAL1/LABV Labioversion 
  • MAL1/LV Linguoversion 
  • MAL1/MV Mesioversion 
  • MAL1/PV Palatoversion 

 

Fracture

  • T/FX/EI Enamel infraction 
  • T/FX/EF Enamel fracture 
  • T/FX/UCF Uncomplicated crown fracture 
  • T/FX/CCF Complicated crown fracture 
  • T/FX/UCRF Uncomplicated crown-root facture 
  • T/FX/CCRF Complicated crown-root fracture 
  • T/FX/RF Root fracture

 

Resorption

  • TR1 Stage 1 resorption 
  • TR2 Stage 2 resorption
  • TR3 Stage 3 resorption
  • TR4 Stage 4 resorption
  • TR5 Stage 5 resorption

 

Other

  • DT deciduous tooth
  • DTC Dentigerous cyst
  • CWD Crowding
  • GE Gingival enlargement
  • GH Gingival hyperplasia
  • GM Gingival mass
  • MN/FX Mandibular fracture
  • MX/FX Maxillary fracture
  • OAF Oroantral fistula
  • ONF Oronasal fistula
  • OM Oral mass
  • ROT Rotated tooth
  • RR Internal resorption
  • RRT Retained root tip
  • RTR Retained tooth root
  • SI Intrinsic staining
  • TR Tooth resorption
  • T/NV Non-vital tooth
  • T/PE Pulp exposure
  • T/SN Supernumerary tooth


Treatment


Biopsy

  • B/E Excisional biopsy
  • B/I Incisional biopsy

 

Crown

  • CR/A Crown amputation
  • CR/L Crown lengthening
  • CR/XP Crown reduction
  • CR/M Metal crown
  • CR/P Crown preparation

 

Extraction

  • X Closed extraction of a tooth (without sectioning) 
  • XS Closed extraction of a tooth (with sectioning) 
  • XSS Open extraction of a tooth
  • X Extraction recommended

 

Flap

  • F/AP Apically positioned flap 
  • F/CO Coronally positioned flap
  • F/LA Laterally positioned flap

 

Restoration

  • R/C Filling made of composite
  • R/I Filling made of glass ionomer

 

Root

  • RCT Root canal therapy
  • RO/X Root resection/amputation
  • RP/C Closed root planing 
  • RP/O Open root planing

 

Fracture 

  • FX/R/EXF External skeletal fixation 
  • FX/R/IAS Interarch splinting (between upper and lower dental arches) 
  • FX/R/IDS Interdental splinting (between teeth within a dental arch) 
  • FX/R/IQS Interquadrant splinting (between left and right upper or lower jaw quadrants) 
  • FX/R/MMF Maxillomandibular fixation (other than muzzling and interarch splinting) 
  • FX/R/MZ Muzzling 
  • FX/R/PL Bone plating 
  • FX/R/WIR/C Wire cerclage 
  • FX/R/WIR/OS Intraosseous wiring

 

Other

  • DB Dentinal bonding
  • GF/B Bone graft
  • GTR Guided tissue regeneration
  • GV Gingivectomy/gingivoplasty
  • IM Detailed imprint of hard and/or soft tissues
  • IP/AC Acrylic inclined plane
  • OA Orthodontic appliance
  • ONF/R Oronasal fistula repair
  • OP Operculectomy
  • PC Pulp capping
  • PCT Doxirobe gel application
  • SC Subgingival curettage
  • T/XP Partial tooth resection
  • VPT Vital pulp therapy


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