Edgewood Animal Clinic does Dental Prophylaxis
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth that takes hold in progressive stages. If left untreated it leads to halitosis, oral infections, and bacterial infections that can enter the bloodstream and cause damage to many major organs. Although our veterinarian can detect the need for a dental cleaning upon examination of you pet, it is impossible to tell exactly what kind of dental work will be needed until your pet is anesthetized and we are able to x-ray and evaluate each individual tooth.
As part of your annual visit Dr. David Lee will conduct regular oral examinations to ensure that your pet's teeth are healthy and disease free. When your pet begins to show sings of unhealthy teeth a dental cleaning is recommended.
Oral ATP (Assesment, Treatment, Planing)
- Digital Oral X-Rays
- Scaling & Polishing
We will use similar instruments as human dentists to remove plaque and calculus from your pet's teeth. Following the dental cleaning the enamel surface is polished to remove scratches in the tooth enamel.
The application of an anti-plaque substance, such as a fluoride treatment, is also applied. This can help strengthen and desensitize teeth as well as decrease future plaque.
- Home Dental Care
As a pet owner, you play a vital role in helping ensure your pet's dental health through regular teeth brushing and products we carry which will help fight plaque build up in the future.