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Articles by Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC

Dental Corner: A foundation for treating canine periodontal disease

Oct 1, 2006

Patients with periodontal disease, the most common disease in dogs, suffer from progressive inflammation and destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth.

Dental Corner: Canine orthodontics: Providing healthy occlusions

Jul 1, 2006

The idea of orthodontic correction for dogs frequently elicits snickers and causes uninformed eyes to roll.

Dental Corner: Feline gingivostomatitis: How to relieve the oral discomfort

Feb 1, 2006

Feline gingivostomatitis is probably the most frustrating oral disease seen in veterinary practice. Cats with this chronic, painful inflammatory disease can be severely compromised, and medical treatment can cause adverse effects.

Dental Corner: How to perform a surgical extraction

Jul 1, 2005

In May, I explained how to perform a nonsurgical extraction on single-rooted teeth including the incisors, first premolars, deciduous canines, and mandibular third molars. A surgical approach is indicated to extract canines, certain large incisors, and multirooted teeth and to retrieve root tips.

Dental Corner: How to perform a nonsurgical extraction

May 1, 2005

A dental extraction should be considered an end-stage procedure. When teeth are salvageable, we can go to great lengths to avoid extraction. Unfortunately, in many cases extraction is advisable and necessary.

Dental Corner: How to detect and treat feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions

Feb 1, 2005

Tooth resorption is the most common dental problem in cats, with studies worldwide showing a prevalence rate (in cats presented for dental problems) of up to 75%.

Dental Corner: Diagnosing and treating chronic ulcerative paradental stomatitis

Dec 1, 2004

Chronic ulcerative paradental stomatitis (CUPS) is a painful condition in dogs that is also known as ulcerative stomatitis, idiopathic stomatitis, and lymphocytic-plasmacytic stomatitis.

Dental Corner: Using intraoral regional anesthetic nerve blocks

Sep 1, 2004

Local anesthesia and regional anesthetic nerve blocks have been used for decades in human dentistry, but incorporating intraoral regional anesthetic blocks into veterinary dental and oral surgical procedures did not gain acceptance until the mid-1990s.

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