In addition to general dentistry and oral wellness, we offer a number of advanced dental and restorative procedure services.
Advanced dental services
- Bone lysis associated with oral tumors
- Oral and jaw surgery
- Root abscess and fracture repair
General dental services
Annual teeth cleanings with your primary veterinarian are vitally important for the health of your pets, both to maintain general oral health and to prevent dangerous bacteria from entering the blood system and damaging the kidneys, liver and heart.
If your pet’s teeth look like any of the photographs below, it’s time to make an appointment with your vet for teeth cleaning!
Stage I: Gingivitis
Margin of attached gingiva (gum) is inflamed and swollen. Plaque covering teeth. If untreated, heightened risk of irreversible disease. Professional dental cleaning strongly recommended.
Stage II: Early Periodontitis
Entire attached gum is inflamed, swollen. Mouth is painful. Odor noticeable. If untreated, heightened risk of irreversible disease. Professional dental cleaning strongly recommended.
Stage III: Moderate Periodontitis
Cherry red, bleeding. Infection, tartar destroy gum. Pain affects eating, behavior. Bad odor. Early periodontal disease. Professional treatment required.
Stage IV: Advanced Periodontitis
Chronic bacterial infection destroys gum, tooth, bone. Bacteria spreads through body via bloodstream, may damage kidneys, liver, heart. Professional treatment required.
Quality of care
In more than 30 years of veterinary practice, there isn’t much we haven’t seen and successfully treated. In fact, our work handling very complicated cases across many disciplines has been featured in local, regional and national news programs over the years.
On occasion, though, in order to coordinate a superior level of care that is enhanced by the wisdom, expertise and experience of additional professionals with unique capabilities, we may refer to or work with doctors and specialists at other local hospitals on particular cases. The goal in these instances is to bring together the very best veterinary minds in the region to care for pets in need.