We provide full Companion Animal Dental Services Dental disease is the most common disease to affect pets and the bacteria in the mouth can also travel to the lungs, heart and kidneys to cause further problems. This is why it is very important to keep your pets mouth healthy. Our dental services start with the examination of your pets' teeth and their overall health. This helps us assess your pets' needs.
Pets with healthy teeth and gums will only require suggestions in keeping everything in tip top shape. This can include: special diets (such as Purina Dental Diet), special chewing treats (such as greenies and CET chews), water additive to help keep the teeth clean or brushing the teeth with pet toothbrushes and toothpaste (human toothpaste should be avoided as it contains too much fluoride).
Pets with mild dental disease may require a dental cleaning called a prophylaxis and then started on a maintenance program to help keep them clean.
Pets with advanced dental disease will often have to have diseased teeth removed and the healthier teeth cleaned. This will often require antibiotics to help prevent the infection from reaching other parts of the body.
Exotic animals can also require dental treatments. Because rabbit teeth continuously grow, many rabbits suffer from overgrown teeth due to a congenital misalignment of their jaw, which requires frequent tooth trimmings. Similar problems can occur in guinea pigs and chinchillas. If your furry friend is having trouble eating, is losing weight or is drooling it's time for a dental exam.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, digital dental X-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery.
Digital Dental Radiology Digital dental radiography allows us to visualize the internal anatomy of your pet's teeth along with the roots and surrounding bone. This allows us to diagnose bone loss or hidden disease that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas that may not have been visible during our thorough oral exam prior to the dental procedure. The most pronounced benefits of digital radiography are:
More effective diagnosis and treatment of dental disease.
Exposes the dental area instead of the entire head, ensuring safer exposure.
Higher-quality dental images.
Shorter time your pet needs to be anesthetized and exposed to x-ray.