Apr 18

April 2016

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A frequent question we receive from veterinarians is when to extract a retained deciduous tooth.  This 5.5 month old patient had retained maxillary deciduous teeth. When both the emerging adult and deciduous teeth are present in the same alveolus, the resultant crowding leads to... Read More >
Dec 14

December 2015 – Oranasal Fistula

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This 12 year old MN Bloodhound presented for evaluation of a right sided oronasal fistula (ONF). The patient had the right maxillary canine tooth extracted years earlier and subsequently developed an ONF. He had the ONF repaired a short time thereafter, but the procedure was unsuccessful. The... Read More >
Oct 13

October 2015 – Post Operative Dental Radiographs

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This feline patient was presented for evaluation of stomatitis with persistent severe inflammation of the caudal pharynx. The canine teeth and some of the incisors remained. Approximately a year prior to our evaluation, all molars and premolars were extracted without post... Read More >
Aug 27

September 2015 – Fractured Teeth

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You are presented with a 6 year old dog with a fractured mandibular canine tooth pictured below. What are your treatment recommendations to the client? This tooth has a complicated crown fracture, meaning a tooth fracture with pulp exposed. The black dot in the center of the tooth is... Read More >
Jul 20

July 2015 – Dental Radiographs

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Dental Radiographs and Root Planning Are you taking full mouth dental radiographs of all of your patients?   Are you performing an anesthetized oral exam and charting all of your patients? I know it seems like this message from us is relentless, but it is for excellent reason. Nearly everyday we... Read More >
Jun 30

June 2015 – Vital Pulpotomy

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You are presented with a 2 year old MN Lab who fractured his tooth the day prior. You examine the patient and find the right maxillary canine tooth has the following appearance: You confirm that the pulp is exposed. The typical treatment options for a tooth with a complicated... Read More >
May 22

May 2015 – Proliferative Gingiva & Non-Healing Extraction Sites

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A 14 yr. old miniature poodle presented for an oral examination 2-1/2 months after a dental cleaning and surgical extractions. The dog had non-healing extraction sites with proliferative tissue present on the upper right arcade that had not been recognized previously. The referring veterinarian... Read More >
Mar 19

March 2015 – Retained Deciduous Teeth

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Retained Deciduous Teeth If presented with this 5 month old dog, what would be your treatment recommendation? There should never be more than one tooth in an alveolus. When there is a permanent tooth that erupts without the corresponding deciduous tooth exfoliating, the deciduous tooth... Read More >
Feb 23

February 2015 – Stomatitis

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Stomatitis We receive a lot of calls and emails regarding treatment of feline patients with stomatitis. Everyone wants to know what new drug is out there that will treat them without surgery… we wish there was one. However, at this time, nothing compares to the clinical improvement we see... Read More >
Jan 18

January 2015 Newsletter: Dental Crowding

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Dental crowding leading to periodontal disease is a common finding in dogs.  This is a 5-year-old MN Yorkie with crowding of the mandibular incisors.  The patient has never had prior dental care because, according to the owner, a veterinarian has never made that recommendation.  What would your... Read More >