Call or email us to arrange for a complimentary dental assessment for your pet!
At our clinic we make dental care a priority, because the health of your pet’s teeth and gums is vital to their overall health and longevity.
Every pet will have a full dental health assessment performed as part of their regular physical examination. The types of things we look for to determine the presence of periodontal disease include:
If your pet has evidence of periodontal disease then we will recommend a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT). During this procedure your pet will be given a light anesthetic to allow the teeth to be properly cleaned above and below the gum line, and also allow for a more thorough assessment of abnormalities. Because the majority of dental disease often exists below the gum line where signs are not visible, we may also take dental radiographs to ensure we are not missing any areas that require treatment.
In some cases, such as abscesses or fractures, a tooth (or several teeth) may require extraction (removal). All patients requiring extractions or other types of dental surgery will be given a local anesthetic as well as additional pain relief to ensure maximum comfort during and after the procedure. Other types of medications such as antibiotics are commonly sent home as well.
Occasionally, your pet may require treatment by a veterinary dental specialist.
As in humans, periodontal disease in dogs and cats is progressive, so early identification and treatment is essential. Our team of staff are happy to speak with you about your pet’s dental health concerns, so please do not hesitate to call us or book an appointment to have your pet’s oral health assessed.
SIGNS THAT YOUR PET MAY HAVE DENTAL DISEASE:
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