GENERAL

4 Intraoral Radiology

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 4 Intraoral Radiology

INDICATIONS Intraoral radiology is an integral part of veterinary dentistry, from diagnostics to therapy to evaluation of response to therapy. Ideal: full mouth radiographs on every patient, each dental visit…

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8 Extraction Technique

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 8 Extraction Technique

INDICATIONS Cause for extraction Periodontal disease Endodontic disease: open canal; nonvital pulp; poor transillumination; periapical bone loss Tooth resorption Retained (persistent) deciduous teeth Supernumerary, crowded, or maloccluded teeth Decision process:…

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32 Dental Caries (Cavities)

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 32 Dental Caries (Cavities)

DEFINITION/OVERVIEW Caries is the decay of the dental hard tissues (enamel, cementum, and dentin) due to the effects of oral bacteria on fermentable carbohydrates on the tooth surface Caries is…

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7 Gingival Flaps

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INDICATIONS To access site for effective treatment Extraction site Flap design is discussed in this chapter; additional extraction steps discussed in Chapter 8 Periodontal surgery of deep pockets (greater than…

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49 Tooth Resorption: Feline

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DEFINITION/OVERVIEW Tooth resorption is defined as resorption of dental hard tissue by odontoclasts Odontoclasts derive from hematopoietic stem cells, migrate from blood vessels of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone…

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34 Tooth Fracture

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 34 Tooth Fracture

DEFINITION/OVERVIEW Traumatic tooth injuries may involve fracture of enamel, dentin, and cement or damage to the periodontium May involve the crown and root of the affected tooth Classified as uncomplicated…

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28 Oronasal Fistula

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DEFINITION/OVERVIEW A pathological pathway between the mucosal surface of the oral and nasal cavities (Fig. 28-1) Communication between the mouth and nasal cavity can occur from lesions around any of…

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27 Gingival Hyperplasia

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DEFINITION/OVERVIEW Enlargement of gingival tissue due to proliferation of its elements (abnormal multiplication or increase in the number of cells in normal arrangement) ETIOLOGY/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Dogs/cats Genetics: probable familial tendency—boxers Hyperplastic…

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35 Tooth Root Abscess (Apical Abscess)

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 35 Tooth Root Abscess (Apical Abscess)

DEFINITION/OVERVIEW An abscess is a localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by the disintegration of tissues Accumulation of inflammatory cells at the apex of a nonvital tooth: periapical…

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2 Periodontal Probing

May 22, 2017 by in GENERAL Comments Off on 2 Periodontal Probing

INDICATIONS Every patient that is anesthetized for any dental procedure should have a complete dental examination performed, including periodontal probing of every tooth surface. EQUIPMENT Periodontal Probe Round, flat Marked…

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