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Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Gum disease is common and it hurts. Just remember: if it would hurt you, it hurts them. “But they eat just fine” is never a good guide for you; their instincts are to eat regardless of the pain. Pets are much better at hiding pain than we are. The changes we see in our patients’ health and behavior after dental work is amazing and we are proud of our results.
Contact us today to arrange an appointment to assess your pet’s dental health.
Cats/Dogs Dental Cleaning Price $225 and up.
Why Dental Xray are important?
- Dental Xray are important?
- Tooth fractures
- Retained deciduous teeth (baby teeth that failed to erupt at the proper time)
- Tooth root abscesses or infections
- Areas where teeth appear to be missing (broken roots or parts of teeth may be hidden under the gumline)
- Impacted teeth (teeth that are wedged in and can’t erupt normally)
- Feline Resorptive Lesions (painful holes or erosions on the surface of the teeth found mainly in cats)
- Sometimes teeth look normal from outside, but roots are abscess (see pictures below)
Does your pet have bad breath?
Unfortunately, most pets do, and this is not normal. The foul odor you smell is caused by an infection in their mouth. The most common cause of infection in your pet’s mouth is periodontal disease, which affects over 75% of pets over 2 years of age. Periodontal disease is a progressive and results in irreversible loss of the structures surrounding the teeth (see image A), caused by chronic infection and inflammation in the mouth. When your pet eats, residual food particles in the mouth promote growth of bacteria. The bacteria form a slime layer, known as plaque, which attaches to the teeth and hardens to form tartar and calculus (see image B). Periodontal disease is graded by severity.
Early treatment is best to prevent pain, tooth loss and expensive treatments. Left untreated, periodontal disease may lead to:
- Chronic pain from infection and inflammation
- Decreased quality of life
- Decreased appetite and weight loss
- Tooth loss due to loss of supporting tissues around teeth
- Distant organ (e.g.: liver, kidneys, heart valves) damage from bacteria showering from the mouth to the bloodstream
- Adverse behaviors caused by pain
Why pre-surgical blood test?
Pre-surgical blood work is important because it can let us know that all the organs, including the liver and kidneys, are working properly. Also 90% of pets do not show signs of sickness in the early stages. They show the signs when a larger amount of damage to the body has already occurred. If we can find the problem and treat it at an early stage, less damage will be done to your pet’s body. We will be able to manage and treat the problem (like cholesterol or diabetes in humans). The top 4 reasons to test your pet before anaesthesia are,
- Enjoy peace of mind, testing can significantly reduce medical risk.
- Detect hidden illness, healthy looking pets may be hiding symptoms of disease. Testing helps to detect any health concerns so we can avoid problems with anaesthesia.
- Reduce risks and consequences. If the pre-surgical blood work results are normal, we can proceed with a given procedure with procedure with confidence. If not, we can alter the anaesthetic procedure or take other precautions to ensure the safety of your pet.
Protects your pet’s future health. These tests become part of your pet’s medical record, providing a baseline for future reference.
Why ECG is Recommended?
In human hospitals they do pre-surgical diagnostic screening tests, here at Avon we also offer ECG of the heart to check for any abnormalities before we give sedation. If there’s any abnormalities, then we can do further cardiac work up to make sure your pet is happy and healthy.
- For a young dog 4yrs and younger that is healthy with no health issues, dental scaling with sedation is only $175.00 plus tax however IV Fluid, and Blood Work are extra and optional.
**If your pet needs any extractions then that will be discussed at the time of scaling or exam.
- For Pets 5yrs and older Dental Scaling and Polish is $295.00 after promotion (of $100 off) which includes scaling, polishing, iv fluids, pain injection, antibiotic injection, sedation, and hospitalization.
- Dental Xray starts from $95
- Dental Extractions can only be discussed after doing Xray
- Blood work starts from $98
- ECG is $99