October 22, 2020

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Veterinary Dentistry Newsletter

Treatment of Avulsed Canine Tooth in a Dog

Head trauma in dogs commonly involves damage to the dentition, including fractures of the tooth crown and/or root, fractures of...
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Bone Graft Materials in Veterinary Dentistry

A variety of bone graft materials can be utilized in veterinary dentistry. Some of the more common applications for these...
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Anesthesia-Free Pet Dentistry (AFD)

Anesthesia-free pet dentistry (AFD) has gained popularity over the last few years. The main factors driving this are the lower...
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Restoration of a Fractured Canine Tooth Seven Years After Vital Pulp Therapy

This month's case is interesting in that it involved treatment of a right lower canine tooth (404) that had been...
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En Bloc Resection of an Ossifying Epulis in a Dog

History: A seven year old Siberian Husky-cross dog was referred for evaluation of a gingival mass. Two years previously, the...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Fractured Pet Teeth

Several different types of tooth fractures may occur in pets, with crown fractures being the most common. There are basically...
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Treatment Options for Base-Narrow Mandibular Canine Teeth: Part 3, Final Treatment options for BNMCT in permanent dentition

Levering Permanent Teeth A technique utilized occasionally by the author involves gently levering partially erupted permanent canine teeth as needed...
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Treatment Options for Base-Narrow Mandibular Canine Teeth: Part 2, Treatment of BNMCT in permanent dentition

Last month we covered the treatment of BNMCT in primary dentition.When treating BNMCT in permanent dentition, a variety of techniques...
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Treatment Options for Base-Narrow Mandibular Canine Teeth: Part 1

Malocclusion refers to abnormal positioning of the animal's dentition. When malocclusion causes discomfort or interferes with normal function, it should...
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Segmental Mandibulectomy

A 13-year-old Wheaton Terrier presented for an mandibular Osteosarcoma previously diagnosed by incisional biopsy. (more…)
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Primary Canine Tooth Extraction in Dogs

Extraction of primary canine teeth is commonly indicated in dogs. When permanent canine teeth first erupt, the corresponding primary tooth...
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My Least Favorite Extractions & Why

Introduction: Not all veterinary dental extractions are created equally. There are a few that I have grown to dislike more...
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Tooth Resorption in Dogs

Introduction Tooth resorption in dogs (TR) occurs in three primary patterns: internal resorption, idiopathic bony replacement resorption, and osteoclastic resorption...
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Unusual Presentation of Trismus

The patient, a 4 ½ year-old NM longhaired dachshund presented with a recent history of pain, difficulty when opening his...
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Acanthomatous Epulis Update

A recent JAVMA article by Fiani, et al. entitled "Clinicopathologic characterization of odontogenic tumors and focal fibrous hyperplasia in dogs:...
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Chronic Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis

Chronic Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis (CUPS) is a form of periodontal disease that causes red, raised, ulcerated lesions in the buccal...
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Interceptive Orthodontics

History: An eight-week old female German Shepherd puppy presented for evaluation of her occlusion. The owner stated the puppy was...
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Feline Tooth Resorption

Feline Tooth Resorption (FTR) is a disease of the teeth and periodontium of cats. Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion (FORL) is...
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Mandibular Fracture Repair

A variety of techniques may be utilized for the treatment of mandibular fractures. Intra-oral splints provide an excellent option for...
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Enamel Hypocalcification in Pet Teeth

Enamel Hypocalcification (EH) is a congenital condition of tooth enamel characterized by soft, chalky, mottled, or pitted areas in the...
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