In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, speaks with Kendall Taney, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD, about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Methods for Assessing Tooth Vitality.” Dr. Taney illustrates how to identify when a tooth has become nonvital and some of the common misconceptions that general practitioners may have regarding tooth vitality. She suggests the signs that warrant a full dental assessment (ie, under anesthesia) for an effective dental examination, and she outlines the ever-present challenge of client compliance. Dr. Taney also reviews the different treatment options for a tooth that has been established as nonvital.


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