Dental Services

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 liverkidneys, 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:

  • Patient under anesthesia for dentistry procedure.
    Patient under anesthesia for dentistry procedure.

    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
  • Polishing each tooth to remove any scratches, making it harder for new tartar to accumulate.
  • 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

    Dental x-rays to assess health of teeth and surrounding bone.
    Dental x-rays to assess health of teeth and surrounding bone.
  • Surgical extraction of infected and/or broken teeth
  • Placement of Consil in extraction sites to promote healing of jaw bone
  • Application of a time-release antibiotic deposited below the gumline to promote reattachment of receded gum tissue to the adjacent tooth
  • Dental home care products