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On first impression, this left fourth upper pre-molar looks to suffer from run of the mill periodontal disease... Oral radiographs elude to something much more sinister... once the calculus was removed and the gum moved back to visualize the extent of the damage, a cavity was noticed with massive bone loss on the front cheek side root and a abscess on the back root on x-ray!  The only option was to extract this tooth in it's entirety.  We needed to remove some of the diseased gum tissue to get better closure to get the best healing results.  Cavities in a dog?  What?! They can occur especially if there has been damage to the enamel and then cariogenic bacteria invade.  With a little bit of time voila!  This pooch had a history of chewing hard items and then enjoying homemade molasses cookies.  Molasses = tasty cookies, but sugary badness! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor #cavity #oralsurgery #extractions #teeth #nomoresugar
In another part of my life I have competed with different breeds of dogs in various dog sports for over 20 years.  This is Sky a Belgian Malinois and my current competition dog with her litter of puppies that are 2 weeks old today!  No matter how many times I see this it still amazes me!  That and everyone likes to see puppies!  Incidentally, puppies get their baby teeth at about 4 weeks old, after that, look out! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor #workingdog #malinois #belgianmalinois #shutzhund #dogagility #puppy
This tiny little dog came to see us for being smucked into the backyard fence causing palatal luxation of the right upper tooth and second and third incisor.  The canine tooth was placed back into occlusion (it's proper position) and bonded to the opposite upper canine tooth.  The damaged tooth will need to be root canaled due to the disruption of its blood supply. #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #tooth #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #teeth #tooth #mouth #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor #endodontics
We saw this wonderful hunting dog for an unfortunate accident involving bad aim and being in the right place at the wrong time.  Both maxillary canine teeth were purple in colour.  The Shotgun pellets were steel and non-toxic, not lead.  The rest were easily removed however, we figure this one entered on the right side of the muzzle, shattering the root of the right maxillary/upper canine tooth (104), traveled through the nasal cavity and became lodged at the apex/base of the left maxillary/upper canine tooth (204). The blood supply to this tooth was then destroyed and the tooth became non-vital (DEAD!)... We root canaled the left and extracted the right.  I will say there was a certain level of satisfaction hearing those pellets bing in the metal bowl we had to collect them as they came out! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #tooth #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #brushyourteeth #mouth #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor #endodontics #huntingaccident
Reason 1001 Veterinary Medicine has practical applications in all aspects of life!  I was presented with a young juvenile tiger (ala Calvin and Hobbes) with a partial limb amputation from being tugged on by a large dog.  we were able to re-attach the limb using a ford interlocking suture pattern and size gazillion black yarn!  Don't worry, all knots were buried.  All kidding aside, The result was one ready to go best buddy and one very happy little boy! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram   #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor #calvinandhobbes #hobbes #knitting #fun
#Repost @calgarypetdentist (@get_repost ) ・・・ Este pequeno filhote apresentou uma má oclusão de classe 2 (mandíbula inferior é menor do que a mandíbula superior) com incisivos malformados e dente canino à direita, provavelmente devido ao traumatismo experimentado como os dentes estavam se desenvolvendo. Na minha experiência, isso geralmente ocorre se a mãe os marcar / corrigir como um filhote por ser malcriado! O dente canino esquerdo foi linguoversed (base estreita). Para lhe dar uma boca mais confortável, a coroa do canino esquerdo foi reduzida e a terapia de polpa vital foi realizada e os dentes malformados foram extraídos. Distal ao dente 304 (dente de polpa vital) ela teve um primeiro pré-molar impactado (305). Como os dentes impactados gostam de formar cistos dentígeros, o dente também foi extraído. Ela é agora um cachorro feliz! . Traduzido por @flexvet 🇧🇷 . . This little pup presented with a class 2 malocclusion (lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw) with malformed incisors and canine tooth on the right, likely due to trauma experienced as the teeth were developing.  In my experience, this often occurs if mom has tagged/corrected them as a puppy for being naughty!  The left canine tooth was linguoversed (base narrow). To give her a more comfortable mouth, the crown of the left canine was reduced and vital pulp therapy performed and the malformed teeth were extracted.  Distal to tooth 304 (vital pulp tooth) she had an impacted first premolar (305). As impacted teeth like to form dentigerous cysts , the tooth was also extracted.  She is now one happy dog! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #tooth #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #brushyourteeth #mouth #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor
#Repost @calgarypetdentist (@get_repost ) ・・・ Este pequeno filhote apresentou uma má oclusão de classe 2 (mandíbula inferior é menor do que a mandíbula superior) com incisivos malformados e dente canino à direita, provavelmente devido ao traumatismo experimentado como os dentes estavam se desenvolvendo. Na minha experiência, isso geralmente ocorre se a mãe os marcar / corrigir como um filhote por ser malcriado! O dente canino esquerdo foi linguoversed (base estreita). Para lhe dar uma boca mais confortável, a coroa do canino esquerdo foi reduzida e a terapia de polpa vital foi realizada e os dentes malformados foram extraídos. Distal ao dente 304 (dente de polpa vital) ela teve um primeiro pré-molar impactado (305). Como os dentes impactados gostam de formar cistos dentígeros, o dente também foi extraído. Ela é agora um cachorro feliz! . Traduzido por @flexvet 🇧🇷 . . This little pup presented with a class 2 malocclusion (lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw) with malformed incisors and canine tooth on the right, likely due to trauma experienced as the teeth were developing.  In my experience, this often occurs if mom has tagged/corrected them as a puppy for being naughty!  The left canine tooth was linguoversed (base narrow). To give her a more comfortable mouth, the crown of the left canine was reduced and vital pulp therapy performed and the malformed teeth were extracted.  Distal to tooth 304 (vital pulp tooth) she had an impacted first premolar (305). As impacted teeth like to form dentigerous cysts , the tooth was also extracted.  She is now one happy dog! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #tooth #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #brushyourteeth #mouth #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor
This little pup presented with a class 2 malocclusion (lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw) with malformed incisors and canine tooth on the right, likely due to trauma experienced as the teeth were developing.  In my experience, this often occurs if mom has tagged/corrected them as a puppy for being naughty!  The left canine tooth was linguoversed (base narrow). To give her a more comfortable mouth, the crown of the left canine was reduced and vital pulp therapy performed and the malformed teeth were extracted.  Distal to tooth 304 (vital pulp tooth) she had an impacted first premolar (305). As impacted teeth like to form dentigerous cysts , the tooth was also extracted.  She is now one happy dog! #veterinarymedicine #petdentist #petmouth #veterinarydentistry #tooth #petdentalmonth #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryoralsurgery #vetmed #vetzoot #vetschool #vetstudent #vetsnobiety #dogdentistry #vetstagram #brushyourteeth #mouth #dogdentist #thetoothdogtor
Repost from @mortenvetdentist . . This is what happens when dogs chew on things harder than their very thin (compared to humans) enamel. NO bone, antlers or ROCKS!!! #petdentistry #petdentist #ouch #ouchthathurt #dentist #veterinarian #vetmed #teethmatter #education #prevention #savetheteeth #thetoothdogtor #ilovemyjob #vetdentistry #vetdentist
#repost @warwickvetperth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alveolar Bone Expansion and Osteomyelitis in a Feline maxillary canine! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸This condition is associated with focal periodontal disease (note compared to the contralateral canine) and often seen with feline tooth resorption ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸It is characterised by an aggressive expansion of buccal bone, often without significant periodontal disease elsewhere in the mouth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸This condition is typically seen associated with the maxillary canines but is also seen at the 4th maxillary premolars and mandibular canines also ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Treatment involves extraction of the offending tooth. I recommend a surgical extraction (as always 😉) with a large muco-periosteal flap. Once raised you can burr away the expansive buccal bone, not only to extract the tooth more easily but to debride the alveolar socket and close your flap tension free and flush to the maxilla 👍✅ ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #cat #feline #oralsurgery #surgery
#repost @odonto_veterinaria ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Complicated crown fracture of the maxillary 4th premolar in a dog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸This file is showing the pulp exposure of this tooth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Pulp exposed to the external environment will suffer bacterial invasion, pulpitis and subsequent pulp death! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻This has the potential for pain and remains a nidus of infection that can propagate through the root apex into the bone! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Treatment is the only option for these teeth; the necrotic material must be removed! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This can be achieved either by 🔹Root Canal Treatment 🔹Extraction ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‼️Monitoring this tooth is not an option, regardless of whether the patient is showing any clinical signs! ✅ ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #endo #endodontics #endodontia #endodoncia #rootcanal #rootcanaltreatment
#repost @the_cat_hospital_of_media ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Type 2 tooth resorption in a cat maxillary canine! 😺 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸This lesion is severe enough that crown amputation would be acceptable! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸I always recommend releasing the attached gingiva and closing the defect post amputation for optimal healing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸A 6 month re-check for X-rays should be advised in order to confirm continued resorption of the root! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸I recommend 6 monthly consultations and annual COHATs for cats with these lesions! More frequent intervention may be necessary dependent on the rate of resorption! ✅ ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #toothresorption #xray #radiography #radiology #dentalxray #cat #feline
#repost @mypetssmile ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are your landmarks for counting those teeth! 🔢 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember missing teeth should be investigated at any age unless you have a dental chart in your hands explaining their absence! 📋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn your Triadan numbering to work quickly both in consult and at the dental table! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Canine = 04 🔸Maxillary 4th Premolar = 08 🔸Mandibular 1st Molar = 09 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Use the above teeth as counting off points to pick up on any missing premolars (most common) ✅ ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor
Unlike many other surgical procedures in general practice, the oral surgery field is not clean! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻That means the hat, mask and gloves are not for your patients benefit, they are for yours! I'd rather not have that bacterial aerosol on my face! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻As for the safety glasses; when you are using a high speed hand-piece, the risk of tooth or bone fragments flying in your eye is very real! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Look after your health and wear the PPE 😎 ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor
#repost @dr.fecchio ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OUCH! Poor cat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻We are certainly dealing with severe periodontal disease affecting the majority, if not all of this mouth! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Some of you may ask is this cat is suffering from FCGS (Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis)? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Very possible! Regardless, our first step should be the same! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Extraction of periodontally compromised teeth! ✅ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Your assessment at 2 weeks post-operatively will determine your path after this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👓Lookout for my advice on FCGS work up coming soon! ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #periodontia #periodoncia #periodontitis #periodontology
#repost this great post from @warwickvetperth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not putting my own spin on this one as below says it all 😊 great to see such quality work being done in general practice! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DENTIGEROUS CYSTS 🤓What do you do if you find a missing tooth during a wellness exam? Don't just ignore it!! Think about the possibility of a retained, unerupted tooth, which carries risk of dentigerous cyst formation. 🤓Look back through your history for previous dental work (always record which teeth are extracted, learn your dental nomenclature!), ask if there has been work done elsewhere, if the missing tooth is unexplained, arrange imaging! 🤓A dentigerous cyst is a follicular cyst associated with the crown of an unerupted tooth. It is usually not painful unless infected, but continues to slowly grow in the bone of the jaw, with long term risk of jaw deformity and pathological fracture. 🤓These cysts can affect any tooth but the mandibular first premolar is often encountered, they affect dogs more than cats, and are more common in brachycephalic dogs. 🤓Thanks to everyone who answered the My Story question! This is a 2 year old Labrador who came in for a wellness exam, and we identified that the left upper third premolar was missing (#207 ). No prior history of dental work. Luckily this dog had had a full skull CT at 7 months of age for an unrelated problem; so we were able to have the radiologists re-read the films and rule out an unerupted tooth 😊 ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #dentigerouscyst #radiology #dentalradiology
#repost @dra.isabellacito ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gingival recession! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Contrary to popular belief, recession in itself is not an indication for extraction! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Exposed root surface is not painful! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻However gingival recession usually comes along with some factors that are an indication for extraction! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Mobility 🔸Abnormal probing depths 🔸Severe alveolar bone loss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Whilst furcation exposure in itself is not an indication, once it is exposed, cleaning at home becomes ever more difficult and hence extraction is usually the realistic option! ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #oralsurgery #surgery #veterinarysurgery #periodontia #periodoncia #periodontology
#repost @proanimalodonto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Clean teeth and IT’S SO FLUFFY 🐶😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻It might seem difficult to wrap your head around even annual COHATs in general practice! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻But in breeds this size you often need to be even more aggressive! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸To be PREVENTATIVE ✅ with periodontal disease you may need the first COHAT at 10 months! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Book the next for 4 months and keep extending until you find the maximum preventative interval! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻This strategy isn’t going to be possible with every client! Far from it perhaps! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻But an education of our clients with their new puppy at least gives us a chance, and sets those client expectations on the severe genetic disadvantage we have given these dogs! ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #periodontia #periodoncia #periodontitis #periodontology #gumdisease
Especially when your patient is a small dog or cat, careful and controlled tissue handling is really important during your flap closure! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Either the Adson or Adson Brown Tissue forceps are great for this! ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #surgery #oralsurgery #veterinarysurgery
#repost @anakleinvetodonto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Clean them up! 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Great preventative work here against periodontal disease ✅👍😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻Remember annual COHATs are the baseline! Modify as required for each patient! ✅ ••• #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetschool #vettechlife #veterinarytechnician #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #dentist #dental #dentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #periodontia #periodoncia #gumdisease #periodontitis
‼️In the coming two weeks I will be available in the UK to provide custom in house CPD, tailored to your teams requirements.‼️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're interested please PM me or you can email info@thetoothdogtor.com ••• #vet #veterinarian #vetschool #veterinary #veterinarynurse #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #veterinarydentistry #education #cohat #tipsandtricks #thetoothdogtor #cpd
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