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Dentistry

Feline & Canine Oral Ulcerative Disease

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties, San Diego, California Dr. Niemiec reviews several of the most common ulcerative diseases in dogs and cats, including etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment/management. An ulcer is a break in the skin or mucous membrane, with loss of surface tissue, disintegration, and necrosis of …

A Look at Kidney & Periodontal Diseases

The following statistics were extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.2 million dogs and 460,000 cats cared for in more than 800 Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) in 2012. Note that diagnosis was made based on the attending clinician’s judgment. Learn more about this new column by reading Welcome to…Pet Health by …

Cat with Calculus, Gingivitis, & Missing Teeth

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC A 7-year-old cat is admitted for routine dental cleaning; however, it has significant calculus and gingivitis, several missing teeth, and a mobile tooth. Can you determine diagnosis and treatment?   A 7-year-old, neutered male cat presented for a routine dental cleaning. Significant calculus and gingivitis were present throughout …

Recurrent Facial Swelling

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC A dog presents with facial swelling under its left eye and has a history of a premolar extraction. Based on the photo, radiograph, and details from the presentation and case workup, we ask you to tell us the diagnosis. QUESTIONS Figure 1 shows a dog with facial swelling …

Periodontal Disease of the Mandible

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This case series provides 3 pages of images, details, and questions, challenging you to diagnose and determine the therapeutic approach you would chose for the patient. For this issue, mandibular periodontal disease is obvious in the initial image, but there is much more to consider before reaching a …

Case of the Missing Tooth

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC The challenge is to determine the list of differentials, associated therapies, and further diagnostic measures based on an intra-oral image and radiograph of a missing tooth. QUESTION During a routine visit, it is discovered that the patient—a pug—is missing a mandibular first premolar (Figure 1); there is no …

Canine Tooth Fracture

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC A picture is worth 1000 words, and the challenge is to determine what type of tooth fracture is shown in this article as well as the appropriate therapeutic action. Tooth fractures are very common in dogs. The most commonly fractured teeth are the canines and carnassials (maxillary fourth …

Pet Dental Health Month: Debunking Common Myths About Periodontal Disease

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month (February 2013), Dr. Niemiec discusses the top 8 myths that practitioners and pet owners may believe about pet dental disease. Myth 1: 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease. As shocking as these numbers …

Feline Tooth Resorption

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the seventh article in the Practical Dentistry series, which is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to provide high-quality dental care as well as communicate with clients in order to help them understand why this care is so important for their pets.The first six articles in the series …

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