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, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure and more. We will also perform a full dental charting which is provided to you after your visit. A full oral CT scan and/or digital dental radiography is performed on every patient before the procedure, as well as after if there were any extractions done. If we can save a tooth from being extracted, we will perform other periodontal services, such as root planning and curettage, as well as bonded dental seals for minor chips and fractures not involving the pulp cavity. Note that we do not perform root canals, and instead refer these services 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.
In addition to advising clients on treatment options and at-home care, our dental technicians strive to provide clients with information about pet dental health care, giving you, the pet owner, the expertise to identify the many stages of dental disease.
Our specialized technicians are not only exceptionally skilled at performing high quality non-anesthetic dentals, they can also 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; not only could this possibly lead to further dental pathology, but it could also also be 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 gum-line 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: