Category Dentistry

Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation

In the practice of medicine, names change constantly.  Diseases, body parts, organisms.  Usually it is a result of new information research has made available. Such is the case with Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation, which takes the place of Feline Stomatitis, Gingivostomatitis,…

Feline Tooth Resorption

Cervical Line Lesions. Neck Lesions. Resorptive lesions. Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions. Feline Tooth Resorption is the new name for a common condition that causes cats to lose their teeth. The condition is believed to occur in 29% to 38% of the…

Military Working Dog Has A Root Canal Procedure

Recently military working dog (MWD) Ziko suffered a relapse of an endodontic problem affecting an upper canine tooth. In the U.S. military, veterinarians are exclusively assigned to the Army. MWDs requiring veterinary medical care at our nearby Keesler Air Force…

Canine Oronasal Fistula

Mona Lisa has a common problem. Dental calculus and resulting gingivitis have caused tooth loss, including her upper canine teeth. Some pets are more likely to have dental disease than others. Contributing factors include: pH of the mouth/saliva resident bacteria eating…

Veterinary Dental Prophylaxis

Dental cleaning and dental prophylaxis (prophy) mean the same thing. Both terms describe the process of preventive care for the mouth, teeth and gums that includes detailed examination, scaling (removal of plaque and calculus) and polishing. In veterinary practice, the…

Begin Pet Toothbrushing With Baby Steps

Toothbrushing for dogs and cats is definitely needed for every individual. Just as in people, it’s a process best begun early in life. We brush our pets’ teeth for the same reason we brush our own. Every moment of every…

Halitosis And Pet Oral Health

Your friend’s pet has an ugly secret. You don’t know how to tell his owner without harming your relationship. But, something has to be done. You can’t go over to dinner this Friday night and face it again. Dog Breath.…