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9/09 Endo / Retreatment

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ELVIS TCB

(TAKIN CARE OF BUSINESS)

INTRO

F ractured teeth, enamel hypoplasia, wearing defects are conditions associated with oral trauma in dogs. Some tooth injuries need only a simple restoration. However, many injured teeth require more advanced dental techniques.

PATIENT INFO

"Elvis," a four year old German Shepherd, was referred to our dental practice for several wearing and chipped teeth. The major complaint was that "Elvis" had not been himself lately ( lethargic and poor appetite.)

Our initial oral exam identified the following:

  • Generalized wearing defects and calculus accumulation.
  • Fractured incisor (# 102) with pulp exposure. Lateral incisor (# 103) causing trauma to the lower mandibular canine (# 404)

Pulp exposure

  • Mandibular canine ( # 404) had chronic wearing with a possible root canal. The owner did confirm # 404 had root canal therapy ( RCT) two years ago at another veterinary clinic.

Improper Filling

PROCEDURE

Our protocol remains the same:

  • Pre-op work up
  • Oral assessment under general anesthetic
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • Treatment of the presenting conditions

TREATMENT

  • Dental charting, cleaning, and polishing
  • RCT and crown reduction of maxillary incisors ( #'s 103, 102)

Crown Reduction
Acid Etch
Composite Restoration
Final Rads

  • Failed RCT # 404 with obvious pulpal inflammation and necrosis leading to apical changes ( bone loss.) Retreatment should include removal of necrotic tissue and gutta percha (GP), disinfection of the canal, and re-obturation.

Pulp Removal
G-percha Removal
Cleaning and Disinfection
Resin / GP
Ultra Blend Base
Composite Restoration
Before
Cleaned Canal
After (Final Filling)

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Monday:

7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-4:30 PM

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Thursday:

7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-12:00 PM

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