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Appearance of normal lower cheek teeth

This image shows the left side of the oral cavity of an anaesthetised rabbit. The mouth is held open with a gag and cheek dilators. The tongue has been pushed to one side with a pair of curved scissors. A reflection of the teeth is mirrored on the scissors. The appearance of the cheek teeth can be seen. The enamel ridges that run across the centre of each cheek tooth form a series of vertical points. These are normal. The teeth are all the same height so the zigzag occlusal pattern is regular. The brown staining is from plant pigments.

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