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Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

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46793 Yale Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2P2S5
Phone: 604-792-2844
Fax: 604-792-5822

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Tooth Fractures in Dogs and Cats

Fractured Teeth in dogs and cats need to be treated with extraction or root canal therapy. Dr Banyard has treated many tooth fractures - no two are the same. When fracture opens up the pulp bacteria from the mouth enter the pulp and infects to inside of the tooth. This infection progresses down to the deepest part of the root of the tooth and into the bone where it becomes an abscess. These are very painful. It can take only 2 weeks to develop an abscess. Ignoring these issues is not an option - the tooth needs treatment.

The causes of tooth fractures include chewing on rocks, bones, antlers, very hard toys, fighting with other dogs or cats, catching rocks thrown in the air by people, and accidents (hit by cars).

Tooth Fractures

Old complicated crown root fracture

(Left) This tooth is a fractured left upper canine tooth is a large breed dog. This has been present for a very long time. Notice how discoloured it is. This tooth needs to be treated. In this dog it was extracted.
Complicated Crwon fracture of left upper canine tooth (Left) This tooth is the left is the same one in the image above. You can see that the pulp - the oval in the middle, is discoloured. This is an infected pulp cavity and causing bone infection at the apex of the root.
To the right is a right lower canine tooth. The line of the fracture extends below the gum line. The pet's family wanted to do all they could to prevent her from losing her canine teeth. This tooth was treated with a root canal, crown lengthening and a metal crown was used to protect the tooth. Complicated crown fracture
(Left) The left upper fourth premolar in this Chihuahua has a complicated crown fracture with exposure of the pulp (the pink spot). This is very painful. This tooth was treated with a root canal.

For more information please refer to Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet: Why Dental Care Matters. Available at Amazon,  AAHA and VIN book stores.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Doctor's Hours
Monday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am -12pm Doctor not in
Thursday 9am -12pm 3pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am -12pm Closed

Dr Banyard's Blog

7/6/2017

Surgery to Treat Cancer in the Moth of a Dog: Fred's Story

5/26/2017

Our new videos:

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 1 Zoey's Story

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 2 Sally's Story

2/9/2017

Weather Alert:‚Äč We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.

10/10/2016

In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.

Gum recession - What is it?

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 3 Extraction

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 2 X-rays 

This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.

7/12/2015

Extraction  in a Dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 1 Oral Exam

This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.

6/14/2015

How often should I take my dog or cat for a teeth clean by the veterinarian?

Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.

5/17/2015

New video on You Tube:

Pointers on brushing teeth in dogs and cats with pet dentist, Jo Banyard: Dentistry for Pet Owners 101

This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube,  'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.

Emergency Service

24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:

1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley

Hours: Open 24/7

604-514-1711

 #306-6325 204th Street,

Langley, B.C.  Canada V2Y 3B3

or

2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic

Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours

604-850-0911

C-2388 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P4

 

Meet The Doctor

Meet Dr. Banyard Dr Josephine Banyard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1981 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. She and her husband, Dr Reynolds opened Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic 1995. Together they have been practising in the Chilliwack area since 1985. They have two grown sons. Dr Banyard enjoys painting, reading, sewing, family and friends. Read More

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