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If A Tooth Fractures…Is It Okay to Wait and See?

If A Tooth Fractures…Is It Okay to Wait and See?

You may hear the suggestion to “monitor the fracture to see if the tooth abscesses” before diagnosing and treating a fractured tooth. With all fractures -no matter how minor- it is important to complete a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment ( COHAT ) as soon as possible. The majority of the time fractured teeth HURT, and the signs are… Continue Reading

When to use dental X-ray

When to use dental X-ray

When does Dr. Startup use dental X-ray? Always. Here’s why. Dental X-rays (Dental Radiographs) are crucial for accurately diagnosing and treating dental health. Dental X-rays before, during, and after the procedure make a huge difference on the quality of dental care. Without Dental X-rays, you just see the tip of the iceberg. In dogs and… Continue Reading

The Discolored Tooth Dilemma

The Discolored Tooth Dilemma

    A patient walks into your clinic with a tooth that looks like this. The pulp is not exposed and other than being discolored, the tooth is sound.     Why not just monitor? This tooth received significant trauma at some time in its life as evidenced by the discoloration. Studies show that over 92% of intrinsically stained… Continue Reading

Extremely Rare Supernumerary Tooth

Extremely Rare Supernumerary Tooth

  Supernumerary teeth are not too common, and a supernumerary maxillary fourth premolar, as seen in this patient, is extremely rare. Crowding of teeth is a common cause of periodontal disease in dogs. This tooth was extracted for periodontal disease prevention.   Pre operative dental radiographs are necessary for surgical planning. In this case, you will see… Continue Reading