Odontogenic cysts are epithelial-lined cavities containing fluid in the jaws. These lesions cause animals discomfort and may enlarge significantly leading to several potential complications, therefore they should be diagnosed and treated early.
3 steps to the best interpretation of dental radiographs
Full-mouth dental radiographs are still the golden standard of imaging in veterinary dentistry, especially if the animal is presented for the first time, or if the clinical condition has changed significantly since the previous visit. Without obtaining dental radiographs, there is a great chance to miss clinically important findings and poorly treat the patient.
3 things every veterinary dental operatory must have
To offer the best possible veterinary dental care to the patients, a well-trained veterinarian must also have appropriate equipment.
What is an oronasal fistula?
Oronasal fistula is an acquired communication between the oral and nasal cavities. The most common cause of an oronasal fistula in dogs is advanced periodontal disease.
3 common problems with deciduous teeth that need treatment
Persistent deciduous teeth, fractured deciduous teeth and deciduous teeth causing traumatic malocclusion are all indications for the deciduous teeth to be removed to relieve pain and infection in puppies and kittens.
Tooth wear – what now?
Dental wear may result in endodontic disease, therefore all teeth affected with wear should be closely examined and radiographed.
Missing tooth! Why do we need to recommend dental radiographs?
In dogs, we may find that permanent teeth are missing on the oral examination. Complete oral examination and dental radiographs under general anaesthesia are recommended to determine the nature of the problem.
5 reasons why dental radiographs are needed in dentistry
Full-mouth dental radiographs are still the golden standard of imaging in veterinary dentistry.