Friday, May 2, 2014

Yet more dental radiographs!

I recently had a large breed dog come in for his annual wellness exam and vaccinations. Lovely senior boy to work on. One of the first things I noticed when I looked in his mouth was that he was missing his 108 tooth. That is the big fat molar that is also known as the carnaissal tooth. All I could see were two exposed roots. We did bloodwork and scheduled dental surgery.

Here are the two roots we saw at the beginning of the dental surgery.

Here's our first radiograph showing the two roots with significant root loss from abscesses.

This is why we always want to check the area we have removed roots from. I had to go digging under the gum line to access this root. It was just hanging out like there wasn't a problem.

Here's the mouth once we were done. For those of you who read my blogs over breakfast, there is a minimal amount of blood for you to deal with!

Added this picture cause I think it is a pretty cool way to compare the two radiographs. Thank you Kelly, for making this happen.


  1. Dental surgery is cool, in my opinion. You removed only one tooth?

  2. I am so glad that at animal hospitals take care of every sort of thing that could be going wrong with an animal. Animals have all the same issues that humans can get. I know that without these services, animals could not survive.
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  3. I try my best to make sure that my dogs health is taken care of. This means their teeth too. I try to brush their teeth, but that obviously isn't that easy. I also try to give them the dental treats when required. I want them to be as healthy as possible.

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