Periodically, we are asked about the type of cases that are typically referred to our veterinary dental specialty practice. These cases include:
- Where the client desires advanced dental procedures in the hope of saving affected teeth where indicated.
- Severe cases where the referring veterinarian wishes to decrease surgical time or minimize complications such as iatrogenic tooth or jaw fracture.
- For root canal therapy of fractured or discolored teeth in order to decrease the risk of periodontal abscess formation and subsequent systemic sequelae.
- For sealants or bonding of fractured teeth or teeth affected with enamel defects or hypoplasia.
- For crowns on fractured teeth where indicated.
- For treatment of incipient caries in dogs.
- For challenging extraction cases, multiple of full mouth extraction cases in patients with tooth fractures, or severe periodontal disease, and in cats with gingivostomatitis.
- For soft tissue gingival or supragingival enlargements.
- For patients with oral pain, or dental patients not responding to prior medical or surgical therapies.
- For high risk patients.
- For clients who may wish to wait while their pet's procedure is being performed and/or who prefer to be more involved in the treatment plan.