HALE VETERINARY CLINIC
DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY FOR PETS

 

CUSP VIDEOS
I have posted several videos to YouTube and plan on adding more. Consider subscribing to my channel by clicking on the link to take you to that page and then click on the subscribe button.

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PERIODONTAL ANATOMY AND PROGRESSION OF DISEASE
While I deal with and use the language of periodontal disease all the time and am very familiar with it, it occurred to me that I may be throwing around terms that pet owners have never heard and it could be baffling for them (like when my accountant tries to explain things to me). So, this video outlines (in a simplified form) the normal periodontal anatomy and the progression of periodontal disease. I plan to do other video(s) outlining steps we can take to reduce the risk of periodontal disease in pet dogs and cats.
EXTRACTION OF THE RIGHT MAXILLARY CANINE TOOTH IN A 44KG MASTIFF
Extraction of maxillary canine teeth is a common surgical procedure and there are a variety of ways of approaching it. Many instructors and resources advocate the use of vertical releasing incisions and the removal of a great deal of bone. I do NOT. In this video, I remove a large canine tooth from a large mature dog with a conservative envelop flap and very little bone removal.

RESTORATION OF CARIES IN A MAXILLARY MOLAR OF A DOG
While caries is not terribly common in dogs, it can occur. My paper on this can be found here - Dental Caries. This ten-minute video demonstrates the preparation and restoration of a caries lesion in the left maxillary first molar tooth in a dog. It is NOT intended to teach anyone how to do this - it is just to familiarize the viewer with the steps involved.

 

EXTRACTION OF THE RIGHT MAXILLARY 4TH PREMOLAR TOOTH in a mature Labrador
This 23 minute video demonstrates the extraction and wound closure of tooth 108 using an envelop flap. I use no vertical releasing incision and only very minor bone removal.
EXTRACTION OF LEFT MANDIBULAR 3RD AND 4TH PREMOLAR AND 1ST MOLAR in a GSD
These three teeth all had coronal damage and/or radiographic evidence of endodontic disease but were periodontally healthy and so could be considered challenging extractions. A relatively conservative approach, patience and persistence did the trick.
EXTRACTION OF THE LEFT MANDIBULAR CANINE TOOTH IN A CAT
This is the video you have been waiting for. How do I go about extraction lower canine teeth in cats when they don't want to come out?

MANAGEMENT OF A MICRODOG WITH MANY DENTAL ABNORMALITIES
This video (just over 30 minutes) covers a start-to-finish pro-active procedure in an 8.5 month old Havanese pup to manage her many developmental anatomic dental problems.

SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF AN INFRABONY POCKET AT THE CANINE TOOTH OF A CAT
This video demonstrates the surgical management of an infrabony periodontal pocket at the lower canine tooth of a cat. It is not intended to teach the viewer how to perform this advanced periodontal surgery but more as an introduction to what is involved.

FURRY PALATE

This video highlights a common, hidden and lesser-known problem found in the mouths of short-faced (brachycephalic) dogs - fur entrapment in the deep palatal folds

ONE TOOTH, MANY LESSONS
This video talks about four lessons offered by the case of a Bernese mountain dog referred for assessment and treatment of a discoloured upper canine teeth. Spoiler alert, it was a win, win, win, win situation.

SHARPENING DENTAL SCALERS AND CURETTES

Dental scalers and curettes must be inspected and sharpened after each and every use. This video by Hu-Friedy demonstrates how to do this.

SHARPENING DENTAL AND PERIOSTEAL ELEVATORS

Dental instruments must be inspected and sharpened after each and every use. This 12 minute video demonstrates how to properly sharpen dental elevators and periosteal elevators.

 

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