Periodontal disease is the most common ailment of small animals and imperils your pet's health and quality of life. It is a progressive, unrelenting disease. Standard dental prophylaxis and treatment include a thorough oral exam, general isoflurane anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring, intravenous catheter with fluids, ultrasonic cleaning, full mouth dental x-rays and slow speed polishing. Having this procedure done can prevent pain, infection and additional tooth loss. Your pet will need pre-operative bloodwork prior to the procedure to check for kidney and liver function.
This machine continuously measures heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and oxygen level throughout the procedure.
After intubation the teeth are better examined by the veterinarian and technicians.
This is an infected tooth that needs extracted.
This is the veterinarian extracting a tooth.
These are the dogs teeth after a dental cleaning with extractions.
After two weeks, a recheck is scheduled. Everything looks great!
For more information on having your pets teeth examined or to schedule a dental procedure,
please call the office at (717) 867-2662.