Dr. John Scheels - Exotic Animal Dentistry
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L.V.V.E.S.

Large Volume Veterinary Endodontic Syringe™

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The Large Volume Veterinary Endodontic Syringe™ is an endodontic syringe developed by Dr. John Scheels specifically for veterinary use in all species for complete and consistent obturation of root canals over 30mm long or with large pulp chambers.

It permits the positive deposition of endodontic sealer and filler pastes at the apex of these long teeth. NO SPECIAL NEEDLES are required as it may be used with any standard size hub. Plastic, metal, threaded or non-threaded needle hubs will seal well on the tapered syringe nipple.

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Directions for use of the Large Volume Veterinary Endodontic Syringe®

Endodontic paste of your choice, or simply zinc oxide powder and eugenol are mixed to a very thick consistency, similar to cream cheese or heavier.

Mix enough paste to more than fill the canal and chamber. A 2" or 3" 18 gauge needle is a good choice for reaching the apex of the root canal in cases such as large canid or felid cases.

Fill the needle hub with paste. Attach the hub to the syringe and thread on the needle. Either plastic or metal, threaded or non-threaded needle hubs will seal well on the tapered syringe hub nipple. Place the plunger into the syringe and engage the threads. Turn the plunger to extrude the paste from the needle.

After drying the prepared canal, fit the master gutta percha cone in the canal. Place the needle into the canal all the way to the apex. Turn the plunger slowly and withdraw the needle as the root canal and chamber are filled with paste. Gutta percha points may also be used to aid in condensation and complete obturation as desired. A firm base should be placed over the fill, such as zinc phosphate cement. Then a final restoration material of choice is placed.

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Two maxillary canine endos on a black bear with LVVES.

The L.V.V.E. Syringe should be cleaned promptly, before the paste sets. Use a cleaner such as orange solvent. A 3/8" inch brush is provided to clean the syringe cylinder chamber. A pipe cleaner is used to Clean the hub orifice. A tooth brush may also be useful to clean the threads of the plunger. Dismantle the L.V.V.E. Syringe Before sterilizing by any standard method.

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Purchase the L.V.V.E.S. from Shipp's

THE WEDGE®

Radiolucent Mouth Prop for Dogs and Cats

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The WEDGE® is a one-piece, radiolucent mouth prop. The patented, anatomic design holds the carnivore mouth open during anesthesia by securely engaging the premolars and molars.

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PATENTED
 

The WEDGE®:

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Developed and patented by Dr. John L. Scheels, dental consultant to the Milwaukee County Zoo, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

"The (Scheels) Veterinary mouth prop's biggest asset is its simplicity - open the mouth and stick it in!...it does not interfere with radiographic detail, can be ultrasounded, and autoclaved...can be used for dental and oral surgery procedures...is positioned within the mouth, unlike the spring loaded (extra-oral) devices which can be in the way of the operator and interfere with positioning the patient..."

~ Paul E. Howard, D.V.M.,

Vermont Veterinary Surgical Center, Burlington, Vermont.

Order The WEDGE® from any of these veterinary equipment suppliers:


L.V.V.E.S

Large Volume Veterinary Endodontic Syringe™

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Dr. John Scheels - Exotic Animal Dentistry 
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Dr. John Scheels - Exotic Animal Dentistry 
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An endodontic syringe developed by Dr. John Scheels specifically for veterinary use in all species for complete and consistent obturation of root canals over 30mm long or with large pulp chambers. It permits the positive deposition of endodontic sealer and filler pastes at the apex of these long teeth. NO SPECIAL NEEDLES are required as it may be used with any standard size hub. Plastic, metal, threaded or non-threaded needle hubs will seal well on the tapered syringe nipple.

Purchase from Shipp's