Stinky dog and cat breath not only smells bad but it may also indicate serious problems in your pet’s mouth. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some signs of oral disease by the age of three. Periodontal disease is the most common problem and is the destruction of important structures that hold the teeth in place. We want to keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Oral health has a direct link to the health of the rest of your pet. It is essential to their quality of life.
During every exam with our veterinarians, your pet receives a complete oral exam. If too much tartar or excessive calculus is found during your exam, a dental cleaning will be recommended. Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasonic cleaning techniques to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Most of us have cared for our teeth daily all of our lives. In comparison to human dentistry, veterinary dentistry is much more labor intensive. Routine anesthesia is necessary to provide the needed care including a thorough exam, dental x-rays, detailed cleaning and polishing of all tooth surfaces. Because we feel that dental health is vitally important to your pet, we have invested in state-of-the-art dental equipment and high quality digital dental radiography to provide your pet with the best and allow our veterinarians to quickly and accurately diagnose problems in your pet.
Advanced dental care is available including digital dental radiography, dental extractions and oral surgery, and the use of advanced dental products such as consil (product used to fill pockets where we have extracted teeth to help bone growth) and doxirobe gel (antibiotic treatment). A complete booklet of your pet’s dental procedure and pictures of their teeth before and after the cleaning, including the dental x-rays, are sent home with you. Also, one of our registered technicians or trained veterinary assistants will do a dental recheck 2 weeks after the dental procedure at no additional cost.