Dental Suite

Dental disease in our pets causes pain, infection and illness. Dental cleaning and polishing removes tartar before the teeth are lost. Dental X-rays identify teeth that are infected or damaged and help in determining whether they require removal or can be treated. We offer these services because we believe they are integral to your pet’s health and well being. There is evidence that dental health can actually prolong your pet’s life.

A full dental procedure is always done under general anesthesia. If extractions are required, regional nerve blocks are used to reduce post operative pain. Dentistry involves a thorough cleaning, scaling and polishing of each tooth, and then charting and examining for damage, pockets, or root lesions. Some teeth are beyond repair, and may require removal to prevent infection and pain. Most owners are surprised by how much better a pet feels after a serious dental problem is treated.

Dental X-ray machine (above)

An owner may not be aware of serious dental disease in their pet. A physical examination is the beginning of the discovery. Once recommended, dentistry involves a day stay in our hospital. Full mouth radiographs are recommended for all cats since tooth defects can be very well hidden. In dogs radiographs are usually done on individual teeth of concern.

Watch Our Video!

Digital X-Ray Sensor provides fine detail directly to the computer. (Plastic model above left shows placement of the sensor )

Two digital images from different dogs. The image ion the left is normal. Note the incredible detail seen on the images. The right patient has severe peri-odontal disease with the root of the tooth no longer being embedded into bone. This dog had serious localised pain to the area but the owner was unaware of their pets condition .