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Surgical approach to root tip retrieval (Proceedings)

Extractions in dogs and cats are categorized as simple and surgical. Simple extractions are performed where alveolar bone removal is not necessary to facilitate successful extraction. Examples include deciduous teeth, mobile teeth and incisors. Surgical extractions are utilized to minimize anesthesia time and decrease operator fatigue. Proper technique includes creation of a mucoperiosteal flap to [...]
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A case approach to canine dental radiograph
interpretation (Proceedings)

Radiographic evaluation has fast become a common facet of veterinary dentistry and only practices that utilize dental radiography can practice quality dentistry. Interpretation of radiographic changes that occur in the tooth and surrounding bone take many forms. Identification of oral pathology in most cases can only be determined by proper radiographic technique and correct interpretation [...]
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Regional analgesia for oral surgery in dogs and cats
(Proceedings)

This author commonly uses lidocaine and bupivicaine combined in the same syringe for regional oral nerve blocks. Lidocaine is not desirable as a sole agent due to its limited effect post administration (1-2 hours). Bupivicaine requires administration much earlier in the anesthetic event than lidocaine in order to be effective prior to surgical tissue manipulation. [...]
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Regional analgesia for oral surgery in dogs and cats
(Proceedings)

Agents This author commonly uses lidocaine and bupivicaine combined in the same syringe for regional oral nerve blocks. Lidocaine is not desirable as a sole agent due to its limited effect post administration (1-2 hours). Bupivicaine requires administration much earlier in the anesthetic event than lidocaine in order to be effective prior to surgical tissue [...]
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Practical small animal periodontology (Proceedings)

The largest portion of our dentistry case load in everyday practice involves the treatment of periodontal disease. No other oral malady will present itself more commonly. At the same time proper evaluation of the stage of periodontal disease is determined with probing, visual examination and radiographically. This lecture will take a look at several examples [...]
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Managing stage I and II periodontal disease (Proceedings)

Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease can only be accomplished through regular professional care under general anesthesia. Multiple steps are involved in this process and the veterinary/technician team plays a vital role in ensuring quality control, efficiency and completeness. The following discussion details the essential steps that the quality dentistry service can utilize to ensure [...]
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