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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is an excellent option for saving important teeth that have been fractured or are determined to be non-vital. The procedure is performed exactly as it would be for a human, except your pet will be dreaming peacefully under anesthesia. In many cases, root canal thera
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Restorations for caries and enamel defects

Pets can get cavities too! Although cavities do not occur as frequently in animals as in humans, it is important to treat these problems before they can progress to more serious problems such as infection or tooth loss. Cavity restoration is performed just as it would be in people. Ad
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Crowns

Crowns are placed on fractured teeth to provide the strength to the tooth structure. This is often performed on working dogs or pets who need their teeth for specific activities. The crowns are made of non-precious metal and require one episode of anesthesia for creating the molds, an
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Tooth Resorption

Feline dental resorptive lesions is a disease process that starts with inflammation of the gum and can progress to weakening and fracture of the tooth. For reasons unknown, the body begins to break down the adult tooth. These lesions can be very painful and should be treated, generall
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Vital pulp therapy

Young dogs that have very recently fractured a tooth may be a candidate for vital pulp therapy. This procedure keeps the tooth alive and is very minimally invasive. For best results, this procedure should be performed within 48 hours of the tooth fracture. If your pet is not a candida
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Tumors of the maxilla, mandible and facial area

Oral tumors are very common in dogs and cats. Many of these tumors can be successfully removed with surgery. Benign tumors can be cured with surgery alone, and malignant tumors can be treated with surgery and some combination of radiation or chemotherapy. In many cases oral tumors cau
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Surgical extraction of diseased teeth

Periodontal disease is extremely common in dogs and cats. Over 80% of dogs and cats over two years of age have some degree of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is best prevented by yearly professional dental cleanings starting at two years of age and at home brushing at least t
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Repair of maxillofacial fracture

Pets can be involved in trauma that can cause fractures to their head, teeth, and jaw bones. Correctly repairing these fractures is extremely important for your pet to have normal function of their mouth. If a jaw fracture is allowed to heal in an abnormal position, your pet may have
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Congenital palate defects

  Some animals are born with a defect in their mouth called a cleft palate. These animals may have chronic upper respiratory infections and nasal discharge. They are also at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia. While repair of some of these defects may be difficult, there are mul
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Therapy for oral inflammation

Dogs and cats can sometimes have severe inflammation of the mouth and gingivitis. It is not always known what is the exact cause of this very frustrating condition, but it can be successfully managed. In cases of severe inflammation, some or all of the teeth may need to be surgically
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