Providing Oral Comfort

Nobody is sure how Maggie broke one of her upper canine teeth, but it looked pretty painful to her family at home and to me when she presented for examination. She needed help. In our last post we highlighted digital dental radiography and how it helps us provide optimal care for our patients. In this [...]

Advancements in Medical Technology – Digital Dental Radiography

The diagnostic and therapeutic advances in veterinary medicine over the last 10 to 20 years have been amazing. For example, Dr. Gates never dreamed when he started the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic in 1981 that he’d be able to pull a foreign body out of a dog’s stomach with an endoscope. Dental radiography, specifically digital [...]

Healthcare Is More Than A “Shot”

Health care is more than just a “dog shot” or a “cat shot.” Health care is about taking a complete look at the patient, and taking a thorough history of the patient’s background. We’re interested in complete health care for your pet.

Frequently Googled Questions, Pt. 1

Join us for Part One of Frequently Googled Questions.

Dental Health – Home Dental Care Plan

Some patients require ongoing, long-term home dental care to preserve the health and comfort of the mouth. What does this mean? Let’s talk…

Lower Canine (304/404) Extraction – for DVMs

Extraction of a lower canine tooth is something that requires care and patience. In this post, we want to share an extraction technique that has helped us improved the quality of dental care that we provide for our patients in need. This post is written specifically to our DVM-friends. We weren’t taught this technique as students, and we’re not sure how many DVMs are familiar with it. Hopefully you will be able to incorporate this into your dental practice and have it give you confidence before taking on the dreaded lower canine extraction.

Dental Health: Overcrowding of the mouth

Dog’s teeth are not proportional to the size of their bodies. One would expect a Chihuahua’s teeth (for example) to be quite small and a Mastiff’s teeth to be quite large. But this is not the case, and it has implications for the health of the mouth. Overcrowding in the mouth is not a healthy situation, but we can help!

Dental Disease in Cats Diminishes Quality of Life

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” a wise man once said. While we can help with the cure, we’d rather take the side of prevention with you and your kitty.

Dental Health: Brushing

Optimal dental health begins with good home care, and daily brushing is the best thing you can do for your pet-friend to prevent dental disease.

Broken Tooth: What’s the Solution?

Broken teeth are not uncommon in our pets, and they ought to be treated swiftly and appropriately to stop pain and prevent infection.