Dental Hygiene and Oral Care

Dental Hygiene and Oral Care

Anesthesia for procedures

We always recommend and utilize the use of anesthesia for all dental procedures.
There are always risks when using an anesthetic, however, these risks are outweighed by the fact that this makes all procedures safer for your pet, safer for the vet, and ensures efficacy. Attempting procedures without anesthesia can present other dangers to the animal or vet. Especially when work needs to be done under the gum line, any movement could mean harm to your pet from our dental equipment.
After all, your pet cannot have a reasoned discussion with our staff the way you can with your dentist. Procedures are likely to make them afraid, and they will probably try to get away. Animals who are in pain will act defensively and are likely to bite. Even when they're healthy, most animals cannot hold still enough or hold still long enough for procedures like X-rays to be completed correctly.
Advances in the latest anesthetics mean that for most normal procedures, your pet can go home on the very same day. Your pet may remain groggy, but behavior should return to normal the next day.
 

Procedures we offer

The procedures we use to treat your pet's mouth are very close to the procedures a dentist uses for you. An examination is performed before any procedure.
Your pet's health is as important to us as it is to you. That's why we provide a full offering of dental procedures. These include:

Hygiene:

  • Scaling (removal of plaque and tartar above the gum line)

  • Polishing

  • Filing

  • Cleaning plaque and tartar below the gum line

  • Examining below the gum line for signs of disease (X-ray)

Oral Procedures:

  • Endodontic therapy (Root canals)

  • Tooth restoration

  • Orthodontics

  • Periodontal disease treatments

  • Infection treatment

Surgical procedures:

  • Fracture repairs

  • Extraction of teeth or dental pulp

  • Oral cancer or cysts treatment

  • Cleft palate treatment

  • Tooth abscess treatment

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