When it comes to your pet’s teeth, trust us—prevention is the way to go! Most pets over the age of three have some evidence of periodontal (dental) disease. It’s more than just bad breath: left untreated, an unhealthy mouth can result in infections, trouble eating, pain, tooth loss and even serious illness.
Luckily, our own Dr. Greenway has received extensive training in the field of veterinary dentistry. Our dentistry service addresses everything from exams and routine dental cleanings to more complicated treatments such as tooth extraction and oral surgery.
For your pet’s safety and comfort, every dental procedure we do includes:
- pre-operative bloodwork
- Intravenous (IV) catheter
- IV fluids during the procedure
- Continuous anesthesia monitoring by a doctor or technician with heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure, and body temperature
- Ultrasonic scaling and polishing of the teeth
- Thorough oral exam, including probing the gums for periodontal pockets
- Full mouth dental radiographs to detect tooth root abscesses, tooth resorption, periodontal disease under the gumline, and other abnormalities that aren’t visible on visual examination
- Optional dental sealant to protect the gumline from tartar for up to 6 months
Done annually, dental cleanings can help prevent serious (and more expensive) dental issues in the future. If it’s been over a year since your pet has had a dental exam, contact us today!