DentistryCBCT offers many benefits as a diagnostic option but is most effective when combined with intraoral dental radiographs and a clinical examination.
To prevent patient discomfort and pathology of developing permanent teeth resulting from problems with deciduous canine teeth in the dog, diagnosis and extraction of the appropriate deciduous tooth/teeth should be performed as early as possible.
Surgical removal of unerupted teeth in a young poodle mix removed the possibility of associated cyst formation down the line.
DentistryDentistry training may be required in U.S. veterinary schools if the AVMA Council on Education (COE) adopts a proposal to add dentistry to its accreditation standard on curriculum. Currently, dentistry courses are electives in most veterinary programs in the country.
DentistryBacterial plaque and its inflammatory byproducts are the instigating agents of periodontal disease in the form of gingivitis; however, the body’s individual response determines the progression of disease.
DentistryPatients with periodontal disease are exposed to oral bacteria in the systemic bloodstream daily, creating a state of chronic disease. Periodontal disease is not merely a dental problem; it is an initiator of more severe local and systemic consequences.
The gold standard for preventing periodontal disease is professionally cleaned teeth, but there are some foods, treats, and additives that can help reduce plaque and calculus buildup.
DentistryOne of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures in general practice is exodontia, or tooth extraction. Completing extractions in a consistent, orderly manner will decrease the incidence of complications.
To help veterinary practitioners navigate the complex and changing world of veterinary dentistry, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released an update to the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.