DVM InFocus, Jun 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM InFocus, Jun 1, 2005
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Endodontic disease: Remove the source of infection
By Allen Matson, DVM, DAVDC
Concussive force from blunt trauma can result in pulpal inflammation and death of the pulp tissue.
When to refer?
By Linda J. DeBowes, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
There are multiple reasons to consider referring a patient to a veterinary dental specialist. Factors to consider when deciding on when to recommend a referral include the patient's problem, the primary veterinarian's level of expertise, available equipment, and the individual client and their expectations regarding patient care.
Five most commonly misdiagnosed pathologies
By Thomas Mulligan, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
The basis for any accurate diagnosis is a thorough knowledge of the discipline of dental disease. The more one knows how to recognize the pathology and the prognosis for the condition, the more accurate the eventual diagnosis and treatment plan will be.
Thinking digital?
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Intraoral radiographs are essential to perform quality dental therapy. Teeth can be cleaned and polished without seeing radiographic images below the gingiva, but "dentistry" cannot be performed properly.
What you should know about periodontal disease
By Barron Hall, DVM, FAVD
From 25-50 percent attachment loss is seen radiographically with Stage III periodontal disease.
Pain management strategies in the dental patient
By Thoulton W. Surgeon, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC
The identification of acute and chronic pain in the dental patient is problematic in both the feline and canine species.
10 steps to scale like a pro
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Proper professional dental prophylaxis is a must for every small animal practice. Prevention of periodontal disease can be accomplished only through regular professional care under general anesthesia. The following discussion details the essential steps in providing a thorough dental prophylaxis for our patients.
10 top considerations in performing dental extraction procedures
By Dale Kressin, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Thoughtful scheduling and effective communication optimizes patient care. As a small animal practitioner, your time is scheduled for medicine, surgery, client consultation and dental procedures. The area of greatest difficulty in scheduling typically involves dental procedures.
Feline stomatitis: How to treat a diseae of unknown etiology
By Alexander M. Reiter, Dipl. Tzt., Dr. med. vet., DAVDC, DEVDC
Serologic evaluation for FeLV antigen and FIV antibody should be performed.
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