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Sep
12

Skills Laboratory: How to Perform Four Oral Regional
Nerve Blocks in Dogs and Cats

Nerve blocks are an essential component of a high-quality dentistry service in small-animal practice. Nerve blocks not only provide excellent postoperative analgesia but also contribute extensively to maximizing the safety of the anesthetic event. This is accomplished by the resulting sodium channel neuronal blockade, which minimizes the required concentration of the inhalant anesthetic. Lower inhalant [...]
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Caudal Mandibular (Inferior Alveolar) Regional Block

This block affects all mandibular teeth, mandibular bone, and soft tissue on the corresponding side rostral to the injection site. Step 1 Use a skull to identify the inferior alveolar nerve (short white arrow), the angular process of the mandible (yellow arrow), and the location of the intended needle placement (long white arrow). The inferior [...]
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Sep
12

Deliver a New Standard of Care in Veterinary Dentistry

February is an excellent time to concentrate on raising dental awareness in our practices in conjunction with National Pet Dental Health Month. Traditionally, practices across the country participate in the effort to educate clients about the importance of routine dental care for our pets. Education efforts generally result in a dramatic increase in the number [...]
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Jul
23

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Teeth
and Dental Disease in Dogs

Q. How can I tell if my dog has a dental problem? A. Many pets show absolutely no signs. Some pets may have bad breath, reluctance to eat, drooling, bleeding from the mouth etc., however due to the high percentage that have no signs it is essential to have a thorough oral examination at least [...]
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Jul
18

Dental Caries or Cavities in Teeth 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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Jul
18

Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

Oral neoplasia in cats requires early detection and brisk therapy to provide any hope of a cure. Locally aggressive with the potential for distant metastasis, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the No. 1 oral neoplasia in cats.1 Early gross changes may be minimal, and lesions often mimic other feline oral diseases such as tooth resorption [...]
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