We offer dental consultations with our Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technologists, who are happy to meet with you to examine your pet’s mouth and identify any areas that may need attention. They can offer tips for home dental care such as tooth brushing, dental chews, and dental diets that may be appropriate for your pet.
Dentistry procedures are performed while a patient is under anesthetic and involves several steps. While under anesthetic, patients receive IV fluids and close monitoring. Teeth are scaled by hand and with ultrasonic scalers in order to remove tartar both above and below the gum line. Teeth are then polished to slow down plaque build-up. We use x-rays to identify disease in root structures, as well as abscesses, bone loss, or other damage to teeth. When teeth are too diseased to be saved they must be extracted which may include a local anesthetic and suturing of the extraction site.