According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Symptoms of dental disease include:
Bad breath — one of the first signs of dental disease
A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
Red and swollen gums
Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
Loose or missing teeth
If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Avon Veterinary Hospital today for an appointment. Your pet should not spend any more time suffering with oral discomfort.
We recommend you pet should have a dental (oral) exam every six month as you know one year of pets age is equal to seven year of our age so we can imagine in human dentistry every six month is recommend for dental scaling so pets six month is equal to 3.5 Yrs of human age , we can imagine how many changes can happen in in 3.5 yrs. Our veterinarian recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss.
There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health. If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition; Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.
Dr. Bill Mrar and his veterinary team believe that good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup and explaining post dental care after dental work.
In our state-of-the-art dental suite, your pet’s dental procedure includes:
IT’S VERY HARD EVEN IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME CASES TO EXAM ALL THE PET TEETH WITHOUT ANESTHESIA
Full oral examination under anesthesia by a veterinarian
Pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitoring and charting while under anesthesia
Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
Full-mouth digital dental radiographs
Charting of all findings into their dental record
IV catheter and fluids
Supra and sub gingival ultrasonic scaling
Tooth extractions if needed
Determining any of your pet’s oral health issues is dependent on our complete dental exam; in particular, our full-mouth dental radiographs are instrumental procedures in identifying issues such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup. Should we discover any oral health concerns, we will discuss them with you and offer treatment options for your pet. Our veterinarians at Avon animal hospital in surrey are experienced dental practitioners and can offer a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries
When you go to your dentist your doctor does the X-ray to find out what is going below the gum although even we can explain the doctor that I feel pain or cold or other issue and pets cannot speak , it becomes even more important to know about what is happening below the gum line sometimes tooth looks good form outside but root of tooth could be abscessed and poor pet stays in pain and sometimes even veterinarian and owners keep on focussing on other organs why pet is losing weight , why pet is not eating , why eating less, why does not allow us to touch the mouth and with proper exam and dental x-ray under sedation you can find out of a lot of problems.
Extraction; After doing X-ray extract the tooth which needs to be extracted and during extraction procedure you avoid major complication like broken jaw etc. if you don’t know the where and which side the root of the tooth going and sometimes that happens sometimes during extraction if tip of root is broken you can easily find that after X-ray and it helps a lot to extract with less damage , sometimes your doctor does not know exactly where the root tip is they keep on digging in dark to find out the tip and cause more damage So it’s always advised to do dental x-ray.
You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination and again at 6 months of age In between visits to your veterinarian at Avon Animal Hospital, check your pet’s teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet’s teeth is the single most important way you can maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.
If you are unsure of how to brush your pet’s teeth, please ask one of our nurses at Avon Animal Hospital in surrey for instructions.We are happy to help you. Or to watch video you can go to our PET HEALTH INFO SECTION TO WATCH HOW TO DO VIDEO SECTION
Cat (Feline) dental scaling price: $175*plus tax
Dog (canine) dental scaling price: $175*plus tax
*Please note that these prices are for a Basic dental scaling for young and healthy pets. Intravenous fluid and blood work are optional but still recommended by our veterinarians can be added to above with extra cost call us for details.
*intravenous fluid, blood work, antibiotics, pain killer meds, Dentalx-ray ( if needed), Any extraction( if needed),chest X-ray ( if needed and are advised in pets more then 6-7 yrs.) any other oral surgery or more specific procedure is not included in above prices.
* For more complicated or old pets it will be best set up appointment for exam so our veterinarian can explain you more but keep in mind it’s always hard for any vet to give exact estimate for dental work because a lot of things we find when oral exam is done under anesthesia and dental X-ray.
For more information on call avon animal Hospital’s pet dental services, please call 604-532-7600 or email us at email@example.com