1 08, 2020

Our August Pet of The Month, Poppy!

2020-08-01T16:48:41+00:00 August 1st, 2020|

Poppy is a sweet heart girl that presented to Dentistry For Animals because of an overgrowth of her gingiva. Gingival hyperplasia is a common occurrence in boxers. This can be severe causing entrapment of food and hair debris in the mouth. This leads to chronic gingivitis and periodontal disease. Occasionally these can turn into cancerous lesions, so it is important to monitor these growths carefully. We performed a full mouth gingivectomy and gingivoplasty for Poppy. [...]

11 07, 2020

July pet of the month!

2020-07-11T01:05:30+00:00 July 11th, 2020|

Reika has been coming to Dentistry For Animals for several years after she broke a canine tooth in 2018. Root canals provide a good alternative to extraction on strategically important teeth. They are less painful, and result in less bone loss in the area of the affected tooth. She eats her lean treats with ease and all of her teeth!

12 05, 2020

Erri, Our May Pet of the Month!

2020-06-12T17:42:10+00:00 May 12th, 2020|

Erri is a K9 Unit Officer with the Salinas Police Department. Having functional teeth is very important for him to continue doing his job. Unfortunately he likes to chew on his kennel in the police cruiser and damaged his teeth. We placed crowns on three of his canine teeth, allowing him to get back out there and help his officers fight crime. Thank you Erri and the Salinas Police Department for all you do! 

1 04, 2020

River, our pet of the month!

2020-03-31T16:40:31+00:00 April 1st, 2020|

We hope everyone is staying safe during these difficult times. We are only seeing emergency cases at this time because of Corona Virus, but would like to share one of our more recent cases. River presented because her referring veterinarian found a dentigerous cyst during her routine dental prophylaxis. These cysts are usually caused when baby teeth do not erupt how they normally should.  Fluid accumulates and actually can destroy the surrounding bone. This can [...]

2 03, 2020

Riot- Mr. March!

2020-03-03T00:01:27+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|

Riot is our wonderful case of the month. This eight month old chihuahua weighs in at 5.4 lbs, and was bred to dominate on the agility course. He presented to our hospital with an abnormal occlusion, meaning that his teeth do not line up correctly in his mouth. The shape of his jaw was causing his mandibular canine teeth to hit the roof of his mouth. In order to prevent oral pain as he continues [...]

30 01, 2020

Frank- Our pet of the month!

2020-01-30T20:13:59+00:00 January 30th, 2020|

Frank, a 10-month-old male pug, presented for a (lower jaw) fracture and tongue laceration after being bit in the head by a larger dog. Our doctor was able to splint the jaw and repair the large laceration on the tongue. Both sites healed beautifully! This picture is at Franks 2 month recheck and he is healing up beautifully. Franks family is ecstatic that he can return to normal pain free life with no sign of [...]

29 11, 2018

Penny – Our Pet of the Month

2020-06-12T17:43:34+00:00 November 29th, 2018|

Penny, an 8 year old Papillion, came to the clinic with stage 2, 3 and 4 periodontal disease. All the teeth with stage 4 periodontal disease were extracted, but the teeth with stage 2-3 periodontal disease were able to be saved so long as Penny’s mom felt comfortable brushing Penny’s teeth daily and returning for more dental rechecks and procedures. After Penny’s mom agreed to brush, we performed closed root planning beneath the gum line [...]

21 08, 2018

Leo – Our Pet of the Month!

2018-11-13T18:37:08+00:00 August 21st, 2018|

Leo came to Dentistry for Animals because of a large mass. The Biopsy was performed at Leo’s family veterinarian and he was then referred to us for the surgical removal of the mass. The mass was a  peripheral odontogenic fibroma which is a benign tumor but can be aggressive locally. Although it was not cancerous, the mass was re-growing rapidly. Dr. Force performed a marginal mandibulectomy. A mandibulectomy is a resection of part of the [...]

25 06, 2018

Patient of the month-Bean

2018-06-25T19:36:37+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Our pet of the month is Bean! Bean is a 12 week old dachshund puppy with an overbite. The deciduous mandibular canine teeth were causing palatal trauma just inside the upper canine teeth. When the deciduous canines are retained they can cause periodontal disease which will damage the adult canines. To prevent the trauma to the palate, Dr. Force extracted the deciduous mandibular canine teeth, before any periodontal disease formed and saved the adult canines. [...]