Jessica Melman Bhatia, VMD

Dental Disease
Case Study January 1, 2017

Rango, a 7 year old male castrated Cavalier King Charles, was presented for halitosis. On physical examination, he had a grade 2/4 dental disease, with oligodontia from a prior dental, significant tartar on his maxillary premolars and molars and gingivitis. He also had a grade 2/6 heart murmur which was diagnosed as Mitral Regurgitation by a cardiologist with an echocardiogram. Blood work was performed and he had a mildly elevated Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT). He was started on Denamarin and a dental cleaning was scheduled.

Rango was placed under general anesthesia and a dental cleaning was performed. His remaining incisors needed to be extracted.

He was sent home with a toothbrush and DermaZoo’s TrisDent Gel for the owner to brush his teeth and slow plaque formation. It was also recommended to re-check his liver values 1-2 months post dental and continue the Denamarin until further notice (which was normal when re-checked 3 months post dental).