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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
MANAGEMENT OF AN INFRABONY POCKET AT THE CANINE TOOTH OF A CAT
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.
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
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.
DENTAL SCALERS AND CURETTES
scalers and curettes must be inspected and sharpened after each and
every use. This video by Hu-Friedy demonstrates how to do this.
DENTAL AND PERIOSTEAL ELEVATORS
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.