Veterinary Dental Articles

Oral Fracture Repair: Wiring and Composite Splint

Orofacial trauma can result from a variety of mishaps, such as motor vehicle accident, fall from a height, kicking injury or bite wounds. Initial assessment of orofacial injuries should be done gently and preferably under sedation, proceeding from least invasive to most invasive. Evaluation should focus on asymmetry, swelling, discharge and injuries to adjacent structures.…

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Anesthesia Free Dental Cleanings

At ADOS we are more frequently encountering dogs that have had “Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings” or what has been termed “Non-professional Dental Scaling” (NPDS). The alternative is professional dental scaling that require general anesthesia. There are a few reasons for this notable increase. This is primarily the result of more owners being aware of the importance…

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The Importance of Veterinary Dental Radiology

Dental radiology is the core diagnostic modality for veterinary dental care. Trying to diagnose and treat dental disease without radiographs is like trying to treat ear disease without an otoscope, or diabetes mellitus without blood glucose measurements. If a practice is not currently taking dental radiographs, they are sending many, if not most, of their…

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Fractured Pet Teeth

Fractured teeth are common in dogs and cats and usually caused by either trauma to the head or from pets chewing on inappropriately hard objects such as bones. Often fractured teeth go unnoticed by the owners unless they directly observe the injury when it takes place. Veterinarians and technicians often identify fractured teeth incidentally while performing…

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