What to do when you see a tooth of a different color

Dr. Greenfield recently wrote an article for DVM360.com. We wanted to share the article on our blog and you can read the entire article by clicking here. What to do when you see a tooth of a different color Barden Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD Memphis Veterinary Specialists, Cordova, T
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A blog from CVC regarding oral tumors by Dr. Greenfield

I was recently lecturing in San Diego @ CVC West and one of my lecture topics was on Oral Oncology.  One of the CVC administrators was in my lecture and wisely took notes and also made a video. Here are the excerpts from his short blog:  http://www.dvm360.com/2-tips-better-oral-tumor-
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Chronic Feline Gingivostomatitis

Dr. Greenfield recently wrote an article for Today’s Veterinary Practice. We wanted to share the article on our blog and you can read the entire article by clicking here. Chronic Feline Gingivostomatitis: Proven Therapeutic Approaches & New Treatment Options Barden Greenfiel
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New Year’s Resolution…Add Dental Care For Your Pet!

We all make New Year’s Resolutions, but do we make resolutions for our beloved pets?  If not, it’s time to consider doing so. Here are a few resolutions to live by that will help your pet be happier and live longer: Have your dog and cat’s teeth professionally examin
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Memphis Small Business Spotlight on Dr. Greenfield

Dr. Greenfield and his practice were recently featured on MemphisDailyNew.com. We are humbled to share this with you and you can read the full article by clicking here. Veterinarian Dr. Barden Greenfield Finds Calling as Pet Dentist By Don Wade Dr. Barden Greenfield was rolling along
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Maxillary swelling in an old cat doesn’t always mean cancer

A 14 year old male domestic shorthair was presented to Dr. Greenfield at Your Pet Dentist of Memphis (@ MVS) by the referring DVM for swelling of the left caudal maxilla.  This swelling was firm and located below the eye and near the maxillary 4th premolar tooth (buccal or vestibular
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An Interesting Find On A Dog’s Annual Dental Procedure

Dental examinations, to include sedation, cleaning, polishing, probing, and dental radiography are recommended annually.  Removal of supra gingival (visible) calculus is only a minor aspect of the procedure.  Removal of subgingival plaque and calculus is actually more important, as th
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Interesting Find on a Dog’s Dental X-rays

I recommend dental radiographs on every annual ATP (Assessment, Treatment, Prevention) I perform.  Regardless if the visible crown looks good, there could be problems lurking below the gumline.  Studies show that almost 3 in 10 dogs and 4 in 10 cats have problems under the gumline tha
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When To Use Chlorhexidine rinse/gel and Doxirobe 7.5% gel

For those of you that did not read my latest constant contact blog, I posed two questions regarding the usage of both Chlorhexdine 0.12% rinse/gel and Doxirobe 7.5% gel. Chlorhexidine rinse or gel is an excellent antiseptic agent that is used routinely in my dental procedures, and is
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Canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma (CAA) in the dog

First things first:  When you see an oral mass in the mouth of a dog or cat, biopsy it as soon as possible.  Get a representative biopsy of the mass without interrupting the architecture around the mass.  Smaller masses may be able to be removed completely, but PLEASE take clinical im
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Treat Discolored Teeth, But Not Necessarily Via Extraction

A study of discolored teeth in dogs showed that 92% of those teeth were non-vital (dead).  These teeth studied had been entirely discolored in shades of pink, purple, grey or tan.  This study evaluated the discolored tooth via dental radiography as well as evaluating the pulp inside t
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Chronic Contact Mucositis/Stomatitis in Dogs…Why Cleaning Teeth Makes No Sense

Chronic Contact Mucositis/Stomatitis (formerly called CUPS) is an extremely painful disease process in the dog. While the exact etiology is not fully understood, research has shown that the body is reacting violently to plaque on a tooth, which triggers an exaggerated response of an i
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Antibiotics Do Not Eliminate Oral Disease In Dogs and Cats

The world is experiencing a crisis with regard to the overuse of antibiotics, and veterinarians are among those using them unwisely. We tend to use them without judicious consideration of the consequences. We are now ‘paying the piper’ with regard to antibiotic resistance
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Pet Dental Myth: Extraction Sites Need To Be Left Open to Drain

When infected teeth are extracted, many vets will say that they intentionally didn’t close the area to allow for pus or debris to be drained.  Unfortunately, this myth can have severe consequences with regard to the healing of the extraction site, and can even cause worse proble
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Should You Seek a 2nd Opinion From a Specialist When Your Pet Has Dental Issues?

Over the course of your pet’s lifetime, he/she may develop oral problems such as broken teeth, infected gums, discolored teeth or worse even, a growth (tumor) in the mouth. Some are simple treatments, while others require a more complex treatment plan. Many problems can be addre
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All Types of Dog and Cat Broken Teeth Need Attention

A tooth fracture, regardless of being minor (dentin only) or severe (into the pulp cavity), can be discomforting to your pet. It is obvious that a broken tooth that enters the pulp cavity can be extremely painful. However, even when the dentin is only exposed, this can be uncomfortabl
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