The field of veterinarydentistry has grown significantly in the last 40 to 50 years. Dentistry is increasingly recognized as a critical part of small animal practice. This in part due to periodontal disease (gingivitis and
veterinary facility. 2,3
Veterinarydentistry has progressed from the dental or prophylactic procedures of the 20th century, which often involved an injection of a short-acting tranquilizer or anesthetic and a few minutes spent removing supragingival
also represent a significant portion of veterinary antibiotic prescriptions. As antibiotic misuse and overuse are major contributing factors to AR, 9 , 10 antibiotic use in veterinarydentistry and oral surgery is an important focus for antibiotic
. Wiggs RB , Lobprise HB . Dental and oral radiology and pedodontics . In: Veterinarydentistry principles and practice . Philadelphia : Lippincott-Raven , 1997 : 140 – 177 .
8. Hale FA . Juvenile veterinarydentistry . Vet Clin North Am