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What Is Tooth Resorption? Tooth resorption (TR) is the most common disease affecting the teeth in domesticated cats. Between 25-75% of cats develop TR during their life, and the risk of developing this painful disease increases with age. Tooth resorption is a process that describes the...

Root canal therapy is most commonly indicated in cases of complicated crown fracture (a tooth that has broken to the point of causing exposure of the inner pulp) or discolored teeth. In both of these cases, trauma to the tooth leads to pulpitis—inflammation of the...

Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS) is a severe, immune-mediated, oral (mucosal) inflammatory disease of cats. Therefore, this disease is not a cancerous process. Unfortunately, affected cats are in extreme discomfort due to the profound inflammation associated with this oral disease.   Symptoms of Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis The hallmark of...

Felines with oral inflammatory diseases are commonly presented to the small animal veterinarian. Many factors may contribute to the development of oral inflammation in the cat, including diet, oral conformation, immune-mediated diseases, infectious diseases, and specific breed characteristics. Oral inflammatory conditions have been described in...

At Apex we are staffed with Board Certified Veterinarians. But what does it mean for a veterinarian to be board-certified, and why is it significant for the care of your pet? Board Certification in Veterinary Medicine Board certification is a voluntary process that veterinarians can undergo to...

When it comes to our beloved pets, their health and well-being are of the utmost importance. While we often focus on aspects like nutrition, exercise, and routine check-ups, one crucial aspect that sometimes goes unnoticed is dental health. Periodontal disease is a common yet often...

As a dedicated pet owner, nothing is more alarming than noticing changes in your furry friend's mouth. One such concerning issue can be the discoloration of your dog's tooth. One of the most common reason for a dogs tooth to discolor is trauma or injury. Dogs,...

Anesthetic teeth cleanings are a common veterinary procedure for cats. While there are inherent risks associated with anesthesia, especially for older cats or those with underlying health issues, the benefits of a thorough dental cleaning often outweigh the risks. Dental disease in cats can lead to...

Maxillofacial bone injuries in dogs and cats can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as trauma, congenital malformations, or dental diseases. These injuries can significantly affect an animal's quality of life and overall health. Maxillofacial bone plating is a surgical technique that has...

The frequency at which your dog needs a veterinary teeth cleaning can vary based on several factors, including their age, breed, diet, prevalence of home dental care and overall dental health. However, as a general guideline: Annual Dental Checkups: Most veterinarians recommend an annual dental...

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