October 22, 2020

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Veterinary Dentistry Newsletter

Test your knowledge. Which tooth (or teeth) need treatment?

This month's case illustrates the importance of dental radiographs in treatment planning. Look at the following picture and the first...
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Periapical Lucencies (PAL)

In response to last month's newsletter, I received a question regarding the clinical significance of periapical radiographic lesions. The doctor...
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Teeny Tiny Fractures

Even very small dental fractures can sometimes lead to severe infection  inside the effected teeth. This dog presented with a...
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Hidden Pain from Base-Narrow Mandibular Canine Teeth

Base narrow mandibular premolar teeth (BNMCT) are commonly seen in small animal practice. When left untreated, various types of pathology...
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Hemisection and Root Canal Therapy of a Lower First Molar

A middle-aged SF Golden Retriever presented for evaluation of an oral mass near on the right lower first molar (409)...
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Repair of Oronasal Fistulas

An oronasal fistula (ONF) is a non-healing communication between the oral cavity and the nasal cavity. When the communication is...
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Extraction Complications: Part 3

The past two newsletters have covered common locations and reasons for complications of extraction. This month we will cover how...
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Extraction Complications: Part 2

Where do extraction complications occur and how can you avoid them? This month we continue the three part series on...
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Extraction Complications: Part 1

This month we are beginning a three part series on extraction complications. These three newsletters will cover the most common...
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Treating Dentigerous Cyst in Dogs

Missing teeth are common in veterinary dental practice, especially in smaller patients. It is important to obtain dental radiographs in...
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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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