This case courtesy of Dr. Rocco Mele, DVM assisted by Emily Schmidt, CVT, BS of Eastpoint Pet Clinic in Tucson, Arizona, photography by Cathy Mele
Dental specialists and general practice veterinarians alike are familiar with the difficult task of treating periodontal disease in canines and felines – whether it be through extractions, guided tissue regeneration, or a basic oral hygiene regimen. When full-mouth or multiple extractions are a surgeon’s only option, Veterinary Transplant Services’ injectable bone putty, Fusion Xpress, can assist with bone and soft tissue regrowth and help your patients heal stronger!
Sophie, a 13-year-old terrier mix, presented to Dr. Rocco Mele with grade 4 periodontal disease that necessitated extraction of several teeth.
Dr. Mele’s recommendation for Sophie, to prevent pathologic fracture of her mandible and further bone loss in her surrounding teeth was the surgical extraction of the diseased molar and premolar (which was also suffering bone loss, with both interior and exterior resoprtion taking place).
Fusion Xpress is the perfect solution for these hard-to-reach surgical sites. Made of a combination of equine bone and our synthetic bone substitute, Synergy, and packaged in individual doses in regular luer-tip syringes, Fusion Xpress can be expressed directly into a surgical site. Fusion Xpress‘ putty carrier makes it possible for the graft to stay in place while irrigating and regardless of the shape or size of the defect.
Sophie was seen for a recheck appointment 18 months following surgery.
Help your patients fight bone loss with Fusion Xpress – it’s easy to apply, offered in a variety of sizes and at a price that can fit any practice. Packaged in single-use doses, our putty is stored at room temperature and has a two-year shelf-life. Let VTS help you help your patients beat periodontal disease!