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Hidden Pain from Base-Narrow Mandibular Canine Teeth – June, 2014

Base narrow mandibular premolar teeth (BNMCT) are commonly seen in small animal practice. When left untreated, various types of pathology can develop secondary to the traumatic occlusion of the lower canine teeth with the maxillary dentition and palatal soft tissues. … Continue reading

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Repair of Oronasal Fistulas – October, 2013

An oronasal fistula (ONF) is a non-healing communication between the oral cavity and the nasal cavity. When the communication is between the oral cavity and maxillary recess (dogs do not have a maxillary sinus), it is termed an oroantral fistula. … Continue reading

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Extraction Complications: Part Two – July 2013

Where do extraction complications occur and how can you avoid them? This month we continue the three part series on veterinary dental extraction complications.

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Treatment of an Avulsed Canine Tooth in a Dog – Mar. 2013

Head trauma commonly involves damage to the dentition, including fractures of the tooth crown and/or root, fractures of the alveolar bone, and tooth displacement-type injuries. Appropriate treatment can substantially improve the prognosis for continued function of the involved teeth.

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Bone graft materials in veterinary dentistry – Feb. 2013

A variety of bone graft materials can be utilized in veterinary dentistry. Some of the more common applications for these products include placement in certain extraction sites to help prevent alveolar ridge loss, during surgical periodontal therapy, for fracture repair … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Fractured Pet Teeth – May 2012

Several different types of tooth fractures may occur in pets, with crown fractures being the most common. There are basically 2 types of crown fractures; Complicated crown fractures (charted as CCF) and Uncomplicated crown fractures (charted as UCF). Regardless of … Continue reading

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