Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Feline Oral Cavity

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Feline Oral Cavity
Sep 18, 2024
8:00 PM (US Eastern Time)
CE Credits:
RACE Approved:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Feline Oral Cavity
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Webinar Description:
Three common inflammatory oral diseases in feline patients are periodontal disease, tooth
resorption, and stomatitis. Knowing that they can display similar pathogenic behavior at various
stages of the disease process is essential when working up inflammatory oral diseases. Hence,
diagnosing these diseases requires multiple diagnostic tests and a thorough patient history.
Treatment of these conditions requires a multimodal approach involving medical therapy,
surgical intervention, and home care. With the support of our specialists, these conditions can
be diagnosed and treated in general practice. This webinar will review the presentation,
diagnosis, and treatment of feline periodontal disease, tooth resorption, and stomatitis.
Webinar Agenda:
 Overview
o Focus on inflammatory diseases.
o Importance of good patient history and diagnostic testing
o Multimodal approach for treatment
 Periodontal Disease
o Etiology of periodontal disease
o JFMS study
o Pathogenesis
o Prevalence
o Periodontal disease in juvenile patients.
o The role and benefit of preventative dentistry
 Tooth Resorption
o Clinical presentation and prevalence of tooth resorption.
o Progression of resorptive lesions
o Classification of resorptive lesions clinically and radiographically
o Treatment: Extraction vs. crown amputation
 Feline Stomatitis
o Caudal oral anatomy
o Gingivitis vs. Stomatitis
o Predisposition and prevalence
o Clinical presentation
o Diagnostic pathway
o Treatment: The benefits of surgical extractions
o Cure rate after performing surgical extractions.
o Discussion of the treatment plan with the pet parent
o Should you refer stomatitis cases?

o Postoperative patient management and home care
o Refractive patient management
o New research with immunomodulators
 Conclusion
o Each feline patient is a learning opportunity.
o Feline oral disease is unique in diagnosis and treatment compared to our canine
o It is crucial to collect information using thorough diagnostics and history.
o Involve the pet parent through planning and treatment.
o Make the treatment as comfortable and pain-free as possible.