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See this article on veterinary dentistry in the Free-Lance Star 

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Did you know that Dental Disease .....?

  • is present in over 80% of pets by 3 years of age
  • can shorten your pet's lifespan
  • causes bad breath
  • can affect the liver, kidneys, and heart valves
  • is painful for your pet and can cause tooth loss
  • is totally preventable

   Professional dental cleanings are necessary in most pets from time to time.  Our facility includes the following in all of our dental cleanings:

  • Ultrasonic scaling of tartar both above and below the gumline
  • Hand scaling of subgingival pockets
  • Periodontal probing for pockets in the gums around the teeth
  • Fluoride application and final polish step
  • Intensive anesthetic monitoring, including
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    • Core Body Temperature
    • Heart Rate
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Blood Oxygenation
    • Blood Pressure
    • Capillary Refill Time
  • Constant supervision by a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a Veterinary Assistant
  • Recovery in a heated cage in our central ICU area

   Additional dental services are available and may be indicated for your pet:

  • X-rays of teeth and surrounding bone
  • Surgical extraction of infected and/or broken teeth
  • OraVet application--a sealant that slows the recurrence of tartar accumulation
  • Doxirobe application--a time-release antibiotic deposited below the gumline to promote reattachment of receded gum tissue to the adjacent tooth

Written by Dr. Kathy Kallay

(C) 2007, K. M. Kallay

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