Proper dental care is proven to extend your pet’s life. Thorough inspection of the teeth and gums is one of the most important aspects of a pet’s routine examination.
Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to pain, loss of appetite, excessive salivation, and chronic oral infections which can spread harmful bacteria to other parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, GI tract, liver and kidneys. Therefore, preventing periodontal disease is among our top priorities.
The doctor may suggest certain at home dental care to improve your pet’s dental health. However, once a certain amount of dental plaque or gingivitis is observed by the doctor then a prophylactic dental cleaning will be recommended and discussed. This procedure will require general anesthesia and the pet is monitored the entire time just the same as a surgical procedure (see Surgery services for further information).
While under anesthesia, your pet’s teeth, gums and entire mouth will be closely examined for any abnormalities. All teeth are ultrasonically scaled and polished to remove all plaque and tartar buildup. In some cases, damaged or diseased may need to be removed/extracted. In the event this is the case the doctor will be in contact to discuss what this entails.
The goal of proper dental care and prophylactic cleaning is decreasing the number of harmful bacteria your pet is exposed to, fresher breath, and better overall health for your cat or dog.
‘Laser’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Highly concentrated light rays are transmitted through a pen’like laser scalpel to perform the functions of a traditional scalpel blade.
Our surgery suite has state of the art diagnostic monitoring and surgical equipment in order to provide your dog or cat with the safest, most comprehensive care available.
Our goal is to always have our patients back in their favorite lap or bed as soon as possible. However, to keep everyone safe they will from time to time require housing and we have taken the utmost care to make sure their time with us is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Proper dental care is proven to extend your pet’s life. Thorough inspection of the teeth and gums is ont of the most important aspects of a pet’s routine examination.
Digital radiography has replaced the traditional x-ray films in much the same way that the digital camera has replaced traditional camera films.
Only about one third of a tooth is actually visible with the unaided eye. Dental imaging helps the doctor to uncover hidden dental problem areas in our patients
The ultrasound machine generates a high-frequency sound beam through a wand that is strategically placed on a patient. As the beam passes harmlessly through the patient, a computer is used to generate an image based on the amount of sound reflected back.
Our in-house laboratory services provide valuable and comprehensive answers without having to wait for results to come back from an outside laboratory.
The KLaser is a Class IV laser which is gaining wide use for its ground-breaking therapeutic effects. Laser therapy, or ‘photobiomodulation’ is a highly effective alternative treatment to aid in the reduction of inflammation, pain, and swelling.