In my world, Dinohumania, dinosaurs and humans coexist. There are ways humans benefit from and utilize dinosaurs, mainly for industrial/laboral activities and heavy tasks. Humans try to maintain a peaceful relationship with dinosaurs; and help them if needed. In that matter, there can be cases the dinosaurs need medical treatment; and in some cases it is a dental problem that requires human intervention.
However, when it comes to a predator species like T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus rex); things get 'roary'. It is even very challenging to tame large herbivore dinos (Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Edmontosaurus) to a certain extent; but predator dinos are much more challenging and there are fatal outcomes in some cases. Although, there are still ways humans utilize big predators like T-Rex and Allosaurus; and humans also use their bite force in certain industrial areas. Adult sauropods are usually left them be because some unfortunate humans were crushed underfoot by some giant fellows like Brachiosaurus in the past.
Keeping dinosaurs healthy is important, especially the ones in the industrial workforce. Large predators like T-Rex are very susceptible to dental problems because of their diet and their industrial tasks. T-Rexes can normally replace their teeth when broken but they also get tooth infections that can become life-threatening if left untreated.
- How to do dental surgery on an infected adult T-Rex tooth?
I would appreciate if it can include details like how to stabilize and sedate a T-Rex safely, how to keep the mouth open, and if any special dental tools needed.
- Adults can go up to 40 feet in length and 12 feet in height
- Adults can weigh between 11,000 and 15,500 pounds (5,000 and 7,000 kilograms)
- Adult teeth can reach up to 12" in length (including the root). The visible portion or crown for adults typically measures between 4" and 6"
- 50 to 60 thick, conical, and serrated teeth that were replaced after being broken
The Tyrannosaurus rex known as Stan, excavated in South Dakota in 1992, is one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world. Greg Latza / AP Images
"a maximum bite force of almost 12,800 pounds, about the equivalent of an adult T. rex's body weight (or 13 Steinway Model D concert grand pianos) slamming down on its prey. That would make T. rex the hardest-biting terrestrial animal ever known." - smithsonianmag.com
- Advanced industrial age technology. Compared to early 1900's or so in real world
- There is certain knowledge on dinosaur veterinary medicine and paleo-dentistry; although it is not an established field
- There are ways and taming methods to restrain large predators like T-rex, Giganotosaurus, Spinosaurus but full-grown adults are usually avoided if they don't comply or if they are too unpredictable; although adults are still deemed useful in many cases
- Humans love dinosaurs
A related article I've found:
T-rex fossil reveals dinosaur from 68 million years ago likely had a terrible toothache! - studyfinds.org