Posts by Animal Dental Specialist

Sydney

I am SO happy and thankful to Dr. Buelow and her team. My 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had 8 teeth left after several yearly dental cleanings and extractions. Her vet thought all of her remaining would have to be extracted this time, but felt more comfortable with a dentist performing the procedure…

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Trickseigh

I was very, very pleased with my recent experience at Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery (ADOS). I am a veterinarian and am capable of performing oral surgery but I chose to come to ADOS with my sweet old lady Labrador, Trickseigh, because I wanted to do the absolute best for her. Trickseigh has more than…

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Honey Bunny

The folks at ADOS were fantastic! Kim at the front desk replied to all of my calls and emails with a speed I haven’t experienced in a LONG time. Dr. Buelow and her staff were wonderful during my meeting with them. I went to them after learning from my primary vet that our cat needed…

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Dexter

This clinic is a 10 out of 10!  If we could rate higher, we would! We contacted Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery for a second opinion when we learned our 9-year-old cat Dexter had feline resorptive disease.  From our first interaction, we spoke to Kim who was attentive and helpful both over the phone and in…

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Ranger

When Ranger broke his tooth, I wanted an experienced veterinary dentist to manage his injury. Dr. Buelow was highly recommended. So we drove to Virginia from New York. The doctor and staff were so informative and friendly that it was easy to leave Ranger in their care. As an active golden retriever, I was thrilled…

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Anesthesia-Free Dentistry

Why is anesthesia required for dental care in animals? Diagnosis in human dentistry usually starts with what hurts. The dentist sprays cold water on a sensitive tooth and you say “Ouch!” A patient’s symptoms are critical to the diagnostic process. But because animals cannot tell us how they feel, veterinarians must look for other diagnostic…

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Dental Implants in dogs and cats

Dental Implants are used extensively used in human medicine to replace lost teeth. The reasons for performing implants in people include the following: maintaining the position of the remaining teeth, maintaining bone height, improving mastication of food, and cosmetic value. Dogs and cats have very different dental and facial anatomy as compared to humans, and…

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Discolored Teeth

In a veterinary practice, it is not uncommon to see discolored teeth in our patients. There are many causes of discoloration, including trauma, infection, metabolic disease, or drug-induced. When evaluating discolored teeth, many things should be taken into consideration including the patient’s age, history, overall health, and how long the tooth/teeth have been discolored. All…

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Stomatitis

Feline stomatitis is a painful disease that we encounter all too often as veterinary dentists. It is characterized by severe inflammation of the gingiva and the mucosa in the mouths of our feline patients. The classical appearance of stomatitis is inflammation in the caudal oral cavity (far back regions of the mouth) where the upper…

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Fractured Teeth

In dogs, fractured teeth are most often caused by chewing on inappropriately hard objects, such as elk antlers or marrow bones, but can also be the result of trauma. The 4th premolar and 1st molar are the carnassial, or chewing teeth, and these are the most likely to be fractured when chewing on hard bones…

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