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Articles by Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC

Just Ask the Expert: When is a professional dental cleaning indicated?

Apr 1, 2012

Dr. Daniel Carmichael clarifies when this important preventive procedure is truly called for.

Just Ask the Expert: Bartonellosis and feline gingivostomatitis: Is there a relationship?

Dec 1, 2011

Veterinary dentist Dr. Daniel Carmichael asnwers this reader query.

Just Ask the Expert: Are corticosteroids helpful in cats with gingivostomatitis?

May 1, 2011

Dr. Daniel Carmichael helps a reader address this frustrating condition.

Just Ask the Expert: Persistent calculus buildup on teeth

Feb 1, 2011

I have noticed that in my patients that have undergone dental prophylaxis, a yellowish calculus tends to build up along the tooth surfaces—usually within six months of the cleaning.

How should I approach a discolored tooth?

Oct 1, 2010

Our dentistry expert Dr. Daniel T. Carmichael answers this reader question.

Just Ask the Expert: Is tooth extraction an acceptable treatment for aggression?

Apr 1, 2010

I am caring for a 4-year-old Westie that has become aggressive. The owner has requested extraction of all four canines or euthanasia. What are your thoughts?

Just Ask the Expert: Fluoride applications

What is the current protocol for fluoride applications?
Dec 3, 2009

What is the current protocol for fluoride applications?

Just Ask the Expert: Are there alternatives to surgery for a fractured tooth?

Oct 13, 2009

I have a feline patient with an upper right canine fractured at the gumline. The cat's owner cannot afford surgery. Is there anything I can do to help keep this patient comfortable?

Just Ask the Expert: Can micro motors be used to debride teeth?

Jul 13, 2009

Q: I bought a micro motor for polishing teeth. The supplier said it can also be used for burring and sectioning teeth, but it doesn't have a water supply. Should I return the unit?


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