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Oct
02

Oral surgery solutions: A look at difficult cases in dentistry

Most of the dentistry services we provide our patients in general veterinary practice involve the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Extractions make up a large portion of the oral surgery performed for this condition. At times we are faced with the unusual or difficult case that, depending upon the skill level and experience of [...]
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Oct
02

Tooth resorption in cats

Oral disease in cats comprises four major conditions: periodontal disease, oral neoplasia (particularly squamous cell carcinoma), feline stomatitis and tooth resorption. Previously referred to by several terms—and recently including cervical line lesions, resorptive lesions and feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs)—tooth resorption is likely the most common significant oral condition affecting feline patients. Prevalence The combined [...]
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Oct
02

Detection, treatment of dental caries in dogs

Photo 1: An early carious lesion in the left maxillary first molar (209) in a dog. Note the brown discoloration of the enamel. Exploration of this region revealed soft, gritty and diseased enamel. Human dentists commonly discover caries, or cavities, on the teeth of their patients. Caries are produced when bacteria use simple carbohydrates on [...]
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Oct
02

Oral Surgery Solutions: Managing Mysterious Cases
and Making Tough Choices

Difficult dentistry cases often start with the difficult decisions we must make before attempting resolution. At times we have to ask if we should attempt resolution at all based on factors such as quality of life, existing clinical signs, client wishes and possible complications. In this third article in a series examining challenging oral surgery [...]
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Sep
12

Caudal Maxillary (Maxillary) Regional Block

This block affects the branches of the maxillary nerve—the infraorbital nerve, the pterygopalatine nerve, and the major and minor palatine nerves.1 Structures that are blocked include the bones, teeth, and soft tissues of the upper jaw, including the bones of the hard palate and the soft and hard palatal mucosa on the corresponding side. Step 1 [...]
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Rostral Mandibular (Middle Mental) Regional Block

This block affects the incisors and canine teeth of the corresponding side along with the adjacent bone and soft tissues. Step 1 Use a skull to familiarize yourself with the middle mental foramen. The needle is shown passing through the middle mental foramen into the mandibular canal. Step 2 To perform the middle mental nerve [...]
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