Comprehensive oral health assessment allows us to evaluate the condition of your pet's teeth, gums, and oral cavity thoroughly. During this process, our experienced veterinary team will examine your pet's mouth for any signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, oral tumors, or other abnormalities. Early detection of dental problems is key to preventing further damage and ensuring effective treatment.
Prevention of dental disease: Dental problems, such as periodontal disease, can cause pain, tooth loss, and oral infections. By addressing these issues early on, we can prevent the progression of dental disease and its associated complications.
Improved oral hygiene: Professional dental cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria, reducing the risk of bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. This promotes fresher breath and a healthier mouth for your pet.
Pain relief: Pets with dental problems may experience discomfort or pain while eating or chewing. By addressing dental issues, we can alleviate their discomfort, improving their quality of life and overall well-being.
Prevention of systemic health issues: Dental disease can impact more than just your pet's mouth. Bacteria from oral infections can enter the bloodstream, potentially affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys. Regular dental care can help prevent these systemic health issues.
Longevity and improved quality of life: By maintaining your pet's oral health, you can help ensure their overall health and extend their lifespan. Healthy teeth and gums contribute to a happier, healthier, and more active pet.
Anesthesia is a critical component of any dental procedure, and we take great care in administering it to your pet. Our trained surgical staff is well-versed in using anesthetic protocols tailored to individual patients. This ensures that the dosage and type of anesthesia are appropriate for your pet's specific needs, minimizing any potential risks.
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During the assessment, we can determine the appropriate dental treatment for your pet. This may include professional dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, which involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and below the gum line. Professional cleaning is essential because even with regular brushing at home, some plaque and tartar can accumulate in hard-to-reach areas.
We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your pet's vital signs. Our monitoring devices include equipment that measures blood pressure, carbon dioxide output, temperature, EKG (electrocardiogram), pulse oximetry, heart rate, and respiratory rate. This comprehensive monitoring allows us to closely observe your pet's physiological responses throughout the procedure, ensuring their safety and well-being.
By continuously monitoring these vital signs, we can detect any abnormalities or potential complications promptly. This real-time data enables our experienced surgical team to respond swiftly and effectively, ensuring the best possible outcome for your pet.
Dental radiographs allow us to examine the internal structures of your pet's teeth, including the roots, bone, and surrounding tissues. This comprehensive assessment helps identify hidden issues such as tooth root abscesses, fractures, retained root fragments, or resorptive lesions, which cannot be detected during a regular dental examination.
With dental radiographs, our veterinary team can develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses the specific dental needs of your pet. By visualizing the extent of dental disease or abnormalities, we can determine whether extractions, root canal therapy, or other procedures are necessary. This ensures that the most appropriate treatment is provided, leading to better outcomes for your pet.
By reviewing the images together, we can explain the diagnosis, treatment options, and the importance of ongoing dental care. This empowers you to make informed decisions regarding your pet's dental health and enables you to provide the best care possible.
Delhomme has always been there for my pets needs/illnesses. They are thorough and very kind. Felix loves these ladies!