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Primates can suffer the same range of traumatic dental injuries as other mammals. Endodontic therapy is a treatment option if an excellent long term term prognosis can be assured. Invariably logitudial fractures require extraction.

Longitudinal fracture of an incisor. (Chimpanzee)

Longitudinal fracture line in the crown of a mandibular molar causing severe pain. It required extraction. (Lowland Gorilla)

Pulp necrosis illustrated by the generalised discolouration of the tooth. A buccal sinus tract was also present. The cause was almost certainly through biting on a hard object. (Chimpanzee)

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