Your pets’ oral health is essential to their physical wellness. A clean, healthy mouth is important and can help ensure overall health for your pet.
NO PET IS TOO OLD FOR A DENTAL!
Symptoms of a pet in need of a dental include:
Bad breath, red, inflamed, swollen gums, and/or tartar build up on the teeth.
Yearly veterinary exams including oral examination is key to identifying these problems early.
Why are dentals needed?
Tartar and plaque build-up on the teeth can cause gingivitis (inflammation of gums) and infection. This can lead to bone loss in the jaw, tooth abscesses and even systemic infection, including heart disease, kidney problems, and liver problems. Untreated dental issues are not only bad for the health of your pet but can be extremely painful.
How are dentals done?
A complete oral exam is performed, including measuring of peridontal pockets, gum recession, and status of gingival tissue. Gingival, and sub-gingival, ultrasonic scaling is performed. All teeth are polished and fluoride treatment applied. If necessary, extractions are performed with local anesthesia for added pain control by a licensed veterinarian. All dental procedures require general anesthesia and a veterinarian will examine the pet prior to being anesthetized. Our dental procedures include: daytime hospitalization, safe anesthesia methods and monitoring, full oral health exam, ultrasonic scaling, polishing of all teeth, and a fluoride treatment. Dental xrays can also be performed to reveal any existing problems under the gums that cannot be seen by examination.