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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.


Adopted Chihuahua Gets Veterinary Dental Care for Painful Dental Condition

Cori is a five year old male Chihuahua that was adopted from a rescue group. It was immediately apparent that Cori has an upper jaw that is significantly shorter than his lower jaw. However, this was the least of his dental problems. When Cori’s owner brought him to Dr. Allen Matson at Eastside …

Dottie, Great Dane saved by mandibulectomy

Oral Surgery Saves Dotti the Great Dane’s Life!

Dotti is a two-year-old, female spayed, Great Dane (figure 1) that was referred to Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists for treatment of a previously diagnosed oral squamous cell carcinoma.  The dog had a large, fast growing, mass on the rostral mandible that appeared about a month prior to presentation that was …

Deep periodontal pocket on the maxillary left canine (204)

A Non-Anesthetic Dentistry (NAD) Nightmare

As you know, veterinary dentists are strongly against the practice of anesthesia free dentistry or Non-Anesthetic Dentistry (NAD). There are numerous reasons for this, but mostly because it is a completely ineffective method of pet dental care. Moreover, the single most important step of a prophylaxis (subgingival scaling) cannot be …

Small tooth-like structures were visible on conscious examination of the rostral right maxilla.

Surgical Treatment of a Compound Odontoma in Chow Puppy

A 10 month old Chow Mix presented to Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists for evaluation and treatment of an oral mass affecting the right maxilla in the region of the canine tooth. The canine tooth was not present on visual examination, however, numerous small tooth-like structures were observed protruding through the …

Veterinary Dental radiographs revealed severe bone loss

Treating Severely Infected Pet Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

Last year, a 10 year old Shih Tsu was referred to Veterinary Dental Specialties and Oral Surgery for a suspect mandibular fracture. This was based on the dental radiographs taken at the referring veterinarian. The patient was placed under general anesthesia and a complete oral exam and radiographs were performed. This revealed …


Fractured Pet Tooth Treated with Root Canal Therapy & Crown

A five year old Malamute came to Animal Dental Care in Colorado for a slab fracture of her upper left carnassial (fourth pre-molar). The injury was most likely a result of chewing on something too hard and cracked a chunk off her tooth. As you can see, the fractured piece is …

Miley, Chihuahua with jaw fracture

Miley: A cautionary tale of a Chihuahua with a broken jaw

Miley, a three year-old Chihuahua came to Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties and Oral Surgery for bilateral mandibular (lower jaws) fractures.  Her owners reported that Miley had been found roaming the neighborhood until she was rescued only a few weeks before the fractures occurred.  Prior to the fractures, they noticed moderate …