Anesthetic Dental Services
We are committed to providing the best oral and dental care possible for your pets. Our full anesthetic dental procedures include a dedicated nurse to monitor anesthesia (use verbiage from surgery section or refer there? Oh, need to add in Carbon Dioxide levels along side of oxygen levels). Full oral CT scan and/or digital dental radiography is performed on every patient before the procedure and after if there are any extractions. We perform full dental charting which is provided to you after your visit. Extractions, or, if we can save the tooth – periodontal services such as root planning and curettage as well as bonded dental sealed for minor chips and fractures not involving the pulp cavity. We do not perform root canals, these are referred to a veterinary dental specialist.
Non-anesthetic Dental Services
We are proud to offer non-anesthetic style dental cleaning as well as full service anesthetic dental service with oral dental radiographs (x-rays) and extractions as needed.
Our dental technicians strive to provide clients with information about pet dental health care, giving you the pet owner the expertise to identify the several stages of dental disease, as well as advising you on treatment options and at home care.
Our specialized technicians are not only exceptionally skilled at performing high quality non-anesthetic dentals, they gain the trust and respect of even the most timorous of patients. Alongside our licensed veterinarians, our technicians identify dental pathology that would otherwise go unnoticed, possibly leading to not only further dental pathology but also affecting internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys.
Anesthetic Dentals are necessary in cases of advanced dental disease, infection, broken or abscessed teeth.
Warning Signs of Dental Disease
- Bad breath or halitosis: Unbrushed teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria reproduction. Increasing levels of unsavory bacteria result in plaque attaching to the teeth causing an unpleasant odor in your pet’s mouth.
- Plaque build-up: The sticky yellow, brown, or black deposits on teeth where bacteria multiply.
- Inflammation of the gingiva or gums: The red, swollen, bleeding, and/or painful gingival tissue that manifests in mouths with rapidly increasing bacteria levels.
- Tartar Formation: The culprit for advanced levels of periodontal disease whereby plaque calcifies around the gumline contributing to the suffocation of the gingiva, tooth decay, and possible bone loss.
- Drooling, dropping of food, difficulty eating, loss of appetite, and fractured or loose teeth are all factors that could be contributing to your pet’s dental discomfort.
Here are some educational pet dental videos provided by the Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties and Brook Niemiec, DVM, a board certified veterinary dentist: