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Simple extractions (Proceedings)

Extractions of teeth in dogs and cats are commonly categorized as simple or surgical, Surgical extractions involve periodontal flaps and the removal of bone to expose tooth roots. Simple extractions in some cases are not always simple as their name implies. Fractures during extraction may require surgical methods to complete the procedure. Simple extractions involve [...]
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Potential help for refractory feline chronic
gingivo-stomatitis (Proceedings)

Feline chronic gingivo-stomatitis represents a painful oral condition in cats that therapeutically has only responded predictably to surgical extraction of all premolars and molars. Characteristic lesions are recognized as severe inflammation adjacent to the premolar and molar teeth with or without inflammation of the caudal oral mucosa lateral to the palatoglossal folds (incorrectly termed faucitis). [...]
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Veterinary dental radiography simplified (Proceedings)

There are several excellent texts devoted to veterinary dental radiography. Wet labs are available at this and other venues to aid the practitioner and technician in taking quality dental radiographs. Practicing in a clinical setting contributes to increased proficiency. Veterinary dental radiography need not be cumbersome if a few simple guidelines are followed. This is [...]
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Oct
16

Dentistry case study: an unusual gingival lesion

This is the first article in a series of case presentations designed to address a variety of oral conditions and discuss the pathophysiology involved. I will ask you to stop and think about the options to explore diagnostically and therapeutically, as we explore them step-by-step. Figure 1: A fistula is present at the mucogingival line [...]
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Oct
16

Veterinary dentistry: an unusual gingival lesion and
the approach to treatment

Photo 1: A fistula is present at the mucogingival margin secondary to necrotic pulp in the traumatized canine tooth. Last month's case series article described an unusual lesion at the mucogingival line distal to the left maxillary canine in a dog (Photo 1). Radiography confirmed that the canine tooth was non-vital, resulting in destruction of the [...]
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Oct
16

An unusual gingival lesion: the resolution

Photo 1: The completed root-canal procedure shows a radiographically adequate canal fill. The last article in this case presentation outlines the potential options for resolution of an unusual gingival lesion (first presented in the June and August issues and available at http://dvm360.com/beckman/). Root-canal therapy and extraction options were given to the client, and root-canal therapy was [...]
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