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10 top considerations in performing dental extraction procedures

June 1, 2005

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.

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Thinking digital?

June 1, 2005

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.

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Pain management strategies in the dental patient

June 1, 2005

The identification of acute and chronic pain in the dental patient is problematic in both the feline and canine species.

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Five most commonly misdiagnosed pathologies

June 1, 2005

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.

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Feline stomatitis: How to treat a diseae of unknown etiology

June 1, 2005

Serologic evaluation for FeLV antigen and FIV antibody should be performed.

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10 steps to scale like a pro

June 1, 2005

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.

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What you should know about periodontal disease

June 1, 2005

From 25-50 percent attachment loss is seen radiographically with Stage III periodontal disease.

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Endodontic disease: Remove the source of infection

June 1, 2005

Concussive force from blunt trauma can result in pulpal inflammation and death of the pulp tissue.

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Small-colon impaction — Some cases can be difficult to diagnose, especially when coupled with diarrhea

March 1, 2005

Abdominocentesis can be helpful in determining if there is inflamed small colon that requires surgical intervention.

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