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Dog Dentistry

If you are concerned about problem with your dog’s dental health or a an injury or condition in your dog’s mouth, you can find a veterinary dog dentist who specializes in advanced veterinary dental and oral surgical treatments for canines including the following: Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Restorations, Dental Radiology, Oral Surgery. Pet Dentists are dedicated to providing optimal health care for pets and offer the best options for treating dog and other pet dental problems.

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. …

Severe periodontal disease in 9 year old dog.

Pet Periodontal Disease – How Bad Can it Really Be?

Veterinary dentists often talk about the risk of periodontal disease in pets and that it’s the most common condition affecting adult dogs and cats. But, pet owners often wonder how bad this really can be for their pets. This severe case of periodontal disease presented at Animal Dental Care in …


Veterinary Dentistry – Sharing Our Knowledge

Dr. Dale Kressin of Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists and Dr. Niemiec of Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties have teamed up with Animal Health International to teach weekend dental courses to general practitioners and technicians around the country. Most recently, both veterinary dentists taught a wide range of topics …