National Pet Dental Health Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
Tips to Avoid Tooth Extraction Complications
Brenda L. Mulherin, DVM, DAVDC Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine One of the most common procedures performed by general practitioners in the oral cavity is surgical tooth extraction. The procedure is either a closed extraction, in which the tooth is extracted without a mucoperiosteal flap, or an open extraction, in which a mucoperiosteal …
Imaging Essentials: Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs and CatsPart 2: Normal Variations and Abnormal Findings
This article focuses on interpretation of normal anatomic variations as well as congenital and pathologic abnormal findings on dental radiographs in dogs and cats (Box 1). Both articles assume the reader is familiar with basic dental radiographic acquisition techniques, concepts, and skills…
Pet Health By the NumbersCanine Periodontal Disease
Today’s Veterinary Practice and Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) have partnered together to bring you Pet Health by the Numbers. This column provides clinically relevant statistics extracted from medical record data of nearly 2.5 million dogs and nearly 500,000 cats presented to more than 920 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2015. February is National Pet Dental Health …
Imaging EssentialsInterpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs & CatsPart 1: Principles & Normal Findings
Dental radiography is considered part of the standard of care for dogs and cats undergoing dental intervention. Radiographs are essential for identifying and documenting the nature and severity of dental disorders and conditions.
Chronic Feline Gingivostomatitis: Proven Therapeutic Approaches & New Treatment OptionsCE Article
Chronic gingivostomatitis (CGS) in the cat is a very painful disease, characterized by severe inflammation of the gingiva, buccal mucosa, and caudal oral mucosa.1 CGS affects 0.7% to 10% of the general cat population. This article reviews clinical signs of CGS, current treatment modalities, and promising treatment options that may be available soon.
External tooth resorption in catsPart 2: Therapeutic Approaches
Tooth resorption in cats is prevalent, affecting 28% to 68% of mature cats, depending on the population researched. One study found histologic evidence of resorption in all teeth among cats with at least one resorptive lesion; this led to the hypothesis that given enough time, all teeth of affected cats will develop tooth resorption.
External Tooth Resorption in Cats
Jan Bellows, DVM, diplomate AVDC & ABVP (Canine & Feline) All Pets Dental, Weston, Florida Tooth resorption in cats is prevalent, affecting 28% to 68% of mature cats, depending on the population researched.1 One study found histologic evidence of resorption in all teeth among cats with at least one clinically apparent resorption site; this led …
Pet Health by the NumbersPrevalence of Oral Disease
In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.4 million dogs and more than 480,000 cats presented to more than 890 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2014. …