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Dental Wellness

Dental Wellness is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Even with a good at home dental care program your pet still may need a dental cleaning from time to time.

Being able to brush their teeth along with giving dental treats can help lower the number of dentals needed throughout their life. Dental care is just as important after a dental as before, the enamel gets damage and the tartar and plaque can come back even quicker. Our staff works with clients to find the best preventative plan that works for their pets.

When rough tartar accumulates on tooth surfaces and touches the gum line it’s time for a professional oral assessment, treatment, and prevention visit. This visit will include a thorough dental examination, teeth cleaning, and polishing to remove the tartar and invisible plaque from all of the tooth surfaces.

After examination, tooth scaling will be performed, using both hand and ultrasonic scalers to remove tartar above and below the gum line. The tartar below the gum line causes the most significant periodontal disease, so it is important that it be thoroughly removed.

After scaling, the teeth are polished to remove microscopic scratches and decrease the rate of Moderate stomatitis in a Carin Terriersubsequent plaque build-up. Special applications such as fluoride, antibiotic preparations and cleaning compounds may be used to decrease tooth sensitivity, strengthen enamel, treat bacterial infection and reduce future plaque accumulation.

For proper dental care your cat must be placed under general anesthesia. Once your cat is closely monitored under general anesthesia, your veterinarian and veterinary assistants will thoroughly examine the mouth, noting abnormalities in the medical record.

Dental x-rays will be examined and a dental probe will be used to evaluate gum bleeding and periodontal pockets, where food can accumulate if not cared for. When periodontal disease is advanced, it may not be possible to save badly affected teeth, which may need to be extracted.

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