Dentistry

 

Keeping your dog or cat’s teeth and gums healthy will go a long way to preventing not only bad breath, periodontal disease, and an uncomfortable or even painful mouth, but also more serious chronic conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, heart conditions and joint problems.About 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Most common and noticeable sign is plaque formation on your pet’s teeth.When not removed, plaque becomes tartar (or calculus) as mineral deposits and organic material build up and harden on the teeth. Tartar generally looks like a yellow-brown layer on the teeth near the gum line.As plaque and tartar build on the teeth, the balance of healthy bacteria is thrown off and the opportunity for disease arises. As the tartar builds up under the gums they become inflamed and sore. Plaque builds even more rapidly in the upper, softer part of the teeth and infection begins. In cats, cavities develop with even more opportunity for infection. These periodontal diseases are quite painful for our four legged family members but are preventable. All what they need is healthy diet and regular dental check ups . The simplest way to keep track of your dog’s teeth is to look at them on a regular basis and be aware of signs that may indicate a problem. Clean mouth will help in maintaining your companion’s overall health and extending their life expectancy. We provide the best dental care for your pets.Complete mouth examination can nip so many periodontal diseases in the bud. When required, cleaning and scaling with ultrasonic scaler produces visible results in few minutes For a dental cleaning, your pet will be given a mild sedative to help her relax prior to the procedure. She will then be anesthetized and an endotracheal tube (breathing tube into the major airway) is inserted. The endotracheal tube allows us to administer the gas anesthetic (isoflurane) that keeps your pet asleep and also protects her from breathing in the nasty bits of plaque and tartar we are cleaning off her teeth.

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