Are Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings Good for My Pet?
January 27, 2021
Think about your last trip to the dentist. You had to sit still with your mouth open for 20-30 minutes while a dentist scraped at your teeth with sharp, metal objects. You might have even experienced some anxiety before or during your visit. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone as a study from DentaVox showed that about 60% of people are afraid of going to the dentist. Individuals…
What’s Your Read: Tips for Reading Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats
Radiology View: What’s Your Read? It can be challenging to interpret dental radiographs in our veterinary patients. Below are radiographs for your evaluation followed by interpretations from MedVet board-certified dentists. Below are various dental radiographs (figures 1-3). View the x-rays and make your diagnosis. Figure 1. Dental radiograph of the left mandible of a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois. See figure 4 for the interpretation. Figure 2. Dental radiograph of the right…
Treatment Options for Feline and Canine Stomatitis
Feline and canine stomatitis are very different diseases with differing etiology, presentation and outcomes. Feline Stomatitis Several pathogens have been suggested as a cause or factor in the development of feline stomatitis (lymphoplasmacytic gingivostomatitis, feline chronic gingivitis and stomatitis) including calicivirus, FIV, feline leukemia, and Bartonella hensleae. More in depth investigation has shown that feline calcivirus infection is often present in cats with feline chronic gingivitis and stomatitis (FCGS) but other pathogens are not…