Gingival Hyperplasia

Definition Gingival hyperplasia is defined as an enlargement of the gingiva that is noninflammatory, produced by factors other than local irritation, and the result of an increased number of cells. Because gingival hyperplasia denotes a specific histologic diagnosis, clinicians must rule out other causes of gingival enlargement with biopsies of affected tissues. A common example… Continue reading Gingival Hyperplasia

Periodontal Disease and Vestibular Bone Expansion In Cats

Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease and vestibular bone expansion in cats is common. Many times the expansion in cats is too severe to treat and extraction is necessary. Here we demonstrate a case where expansion is early and treatment is indicated. We probably don’t have a lot of cases where we can actually treat cats with… Continue reading Periodontal Disease and Vestibular Bone Expansion In Cats

Defining Dental Malocclusion in Dogs With A Dental Case

Defining Dental Malocclusion in Dogs When teeth don’t line up correctly, pain and further dental problems are likely. Identifying and preventing problems Dogs deserve the same straight, engaging smile we humans seek, right? OK, that may be stretching it a bit, but what our patients do deserve is a bite that’s comfortable. This article highlights… Continue reading Defining Dental Malocclusion in Dogs With A Dental Case

Hyperplastic Feline Juvenile Gingivitis

Hyperplastic feline juvenile gingivitis is often confused with feline juvenile periodontitis and/or feline chronic gingivostomatitis (feline stomatitis). Both of the latter have the defining characteristics that distinguish them from juvenile feline hyperplastic gingivitis. Knowing these characteristics allows the practitioner to make informed decisions on treatment and referral to a veterinary dental specialist. What Is Juvenile… Continue reading Hyperplastic Feline Juvenile Gingivitis