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CERTIFED ORAL PAIN FREE~Demystifying Root Canal Strategies-Number #47

Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
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Number 47 Jan 2020

       X-ray showing a Completed Root Canal in a Canine Tooth After Debridement and Obturation

Root Canal Strategies

demystifying endodontic myths

Root canals preserve the function of the tooth. They involve little to no discomfort to your pet, and are less traumatic than extraction which involves incising soft tissue and removal of bone. 

The main objectives of root canal treatment:

The Cleaning and Shaping of the complete pulp spaceObturating the canal to assure a bacterial tight sealPlacement of a perfect coronal restorationPre- and post digital oral x-raysFollow up Endodontic X-rays in 12 months under general inhalation anesthesiaAntibiotic are indicated when fever or malaise are present; if th

CERTIFED ORAL PAIN FREE-A Rhinoceros in Your Operatory~~Comprehensive Oral Radiology Evaluation and Treatment~~#46

Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentisry
P- 1-800-838-3368
Jan 2020 #46

CERTIFIED ORAL PAIN FREE #45-Obstacles in Oral Surgery-Removing the OUCH!

Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Advanced Veterinary Dentistry

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Obstacles in Oral Surgery
Removing the OUCH!

Oral Surgery is indicated for many reasons in the companions we love. This surgery results in a pain-free quality of life!

Below is a list of common reasons for Oral Surgery in Dogs and Cats:

#1] Fractured Teeth

#2] Hopeless teeth affected by long term Periodontal Disease

#3] TRRR-Tooth Resorption and Root Resorption in Cats

#4]  Advanced Cavities in dogs where root canal and restorative dentistry are not         

#5] The treatment of the painful cat Stomatitis patient-[See Blog #41]

#6]  Non-Vital tooth extraction if root canal therapy is not possible

#7]  Cyst and Mass Removal

#8]  Oral Trauma Repair

#9]  Oral Oncology Diagnostics…

CERTIFIED ORAL PAIN FREE #44-Treating Tooth Resorption-Root Resorption [TRRR] in the Cat~#44

Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Number #44

Resorptive Lesions in Cats  [FORL]

Tooth Resorption-Root Resorption [TRRR]

The Pain Hunt

Tooth Resorption and Root Resorption [TRRR] in the Cat

Comprehensive Oral Radiology Evaluation and Treatment [CORET] 

The term Feline Odontoclastic-Osteoclastic Root Resorptive Lesion [FORL] has been commonly used to describe cavities/caries in cats.

A more acceptable term is ~
Tooth Resorption and Root Resorption-TRRR

No one knows the cause of TRRR in cats; the term cavities or caries in not utilized by animal dentists~~~Typical caries in dogs and people are actually passive inorganic demineralization of enamel which can be restored with advanced dental materials.  

TRRR in cats occurs as an active progressive destruction of the dental tissues by clastic cells.  These teeth cannot be restored because of their progressive nature.

A dental expl…

CERTIFIED ORAL PAIN FREE #43-The Pre-Anesthesia Assessment

Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

Heart Disease Cardiomyopathy

Certified Oral Pain Free
The Pre-Anesthesia Assessment

Prior to any general inhalation all pets should have pre-anesthesia assessment.
The testing is different for the young pet; the middle aged pet; and the senior pet.

Helping the senior pet is very important.  Co-morbidities can be present that can be complicated by septic oral pathology [i.e. advanced oral disease]

The signs of oral disease and "bad pain"....... pain hidden by dogs and cats are many times not apparent to the pet advocate.  

Evaluation for a definitive diagnosis of oral pain sites must be under general inhalation anesthesia.  At that time, dental x-rays are taken to reveal ANY oral pathology.  

The KEY is returning the pet to a pain free quality of life.

Oral care and the further prevention of NEW oral pathology dev…