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Dog Dentistry

If you are concerned about problem with your dog’s dental health or your dog has an oral injury or condition like a broken tooth, jaw trauma, severe bad breath or an unusual growth, you can choose to take your dog to a veterinary dentist. A veterinary dentist specializes in advanced veterinary dental and oral surgical treatments for dogs including the following: canine endodontics, canine periodontics, canine orthodontics, canine tooth restorations, veterinary dental radiology, and canine oral surgery. Pet Dentists are dedicated to providing optimal health care for pets and offer the best options for treating your dog’s dental problems.

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Don’t Ignore a Pet Who Seems in Pain During Meal Time

A seven year old Beagle female named Tammie came to Dr. Dale Kressin, veterinary dentist in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tammie’s owners had noticed she appeared uncomfortable while chewing food. Dr. Kressin examined Tammie and observed both the right and left upper fourth premolar teeth were fractured and had pulp exposure.  These types of fractures are referred …


Get the Facts about Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

The recent trend of groomers, pet stores and sometimes vets, offering what are referred to as “anesthesia free pet dental cleanings” is of great concern to the veterinary community. These seemingly cheap procedures, which veterinary dentists refer to as “Non-Anesthetic Dentals (NAD)”, are quite appealing to the average pet owner who think …

Before removal of gingival tissue. Enlarged and swollen gum tissue indicating condition known as gingival hyperplasia.

Boxer with Gingival Hyperplasia

Lilo is a six year old female Boxer who was recently adopted through a Boxer rescue. She was diagnosed by her referring veterinarian with severe generalized gingival hyperplasia, an extreme inflammatory enlargement of a dog’s gingival tissues that creates deep pockets between the teeth and surrounding tissues. These pockets provide the …

Stick stuck in Dog mouth

Every Rose has its Thorn

Hailey is a beautiful golden retriever who came to Dr. Niemiec of Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialists for bad breath without obvious gum disease.  The only way to accurately assess and diagnose any pet dental condition is under anesthesia and with radiographs. So, Hailey was placed under anesthesia and initial …

acrylic splint for pet jaw fracture

Acrylic Splints for Mandibular Fracture Repairs

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College Fellow, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties Introduction: Traumatic oral fractures are a fairly common occurrence in veterinary dentistry.  There are numerous options for therapy and the all have advantages and disadvantages as well as indications and contraindications. …