Dental Care

DENTAL CARE

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s health. We use modern ultrasonic scalers to clean each tooth above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Our doctors have received advance dental training and capable and qualified to perform extractions of a variety of teeth from the simplest of extractions to those requiring oral surgery. Each patient’s teeth are carefully examined and then radiographed using digital x-ray. With complicated extractions, pain management is a priority. We use nerve blocks just as your own dentist would use so that pets do not experience pain during recovery from anesthesia. Your pet may go home with pain medication and antibitotics after complicated or multiple extractions.

The goal of veterinary dental care is to prevent discomfort, prevent premature loss of teeth, and to eliminate the infection associated with periodontal disease. Dental treatment followed by appropriate home care will insure that your pet has whiter teeth, better breath, and a healthier life. Periodontal infection has been shown in pets and people to contribute to a variety of chronic disease conditions including kidney disease, heart disease and liver disease. Many pet owners are amazed at how much better their pets feel after a dental treatment.

Home care is an essential part to maintaining your pet’s oral health.  There are a variety of home care products that are helpful to decrease the amount of tartar and plaque buildup.  We are happy to assist you in selecting the products that would work best for your pet and your lifestyle.