Why Should You Incorporate Regional Anesthesia into Your Dentistry? Regional anesthesia is a critical method of pain management and is also known as local nerve blocks. When properly performed, regional anesthesia provides complete local analgesia, which markedly decreases minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of inhalational anesthetics and improves recovery. However, regional anesthesia is not without its…
This infographic reviews four local dental blocks used in dogs and cats: the infraorbital block, the mental block, the inferior alveolar block, and the maxillary block.
This infographic reviews the anatomy of the mammalian tooth.
This Infographic explains the dental triadan numbering system for cats.
This Infographic explains the dental triadan numbering system for dogs.
Dr. Cathy Barnette reviews dental radiographic technique and commonly encountered findings.
This guide covers the basics of dental anatomy, dental formulas, and periodontal disease in dogs and cats.
In your veterinary career, you will probably see many pets in need of dental care. Some clients will follow your recommendations, while others may forego complete dental care in favor of anesthesia-free dentistry. Your job is to educate clients on the differences between these two options, in the hopes that they will make the best decisions for their pets.
Although dental extractions are a relatively routine, everyday part of general practice, they are not without risk!