Periodontal disease is the #1 disease in adult dogs and cats. Treating this disease in a timely fashion can add years to your pets’ lives.
Dental Radiographs: At GVH, full mouth radiographs (x-rays) are taken on every patient. Dental radiographs are the most important diagnostic tool used in canine and feline dentistry. By not taking dental radiographs, we are only getting a portion of what is going on with the teeth. Every patient MUST have them in order to perform a complete oral assessment.
Dental Prophy: An ultrasonic scaler is used above and below the gumline, a perio-tip for deep pockets, and an ultrasonic polisher used for 10 seconds per tooth to prevent fast tartar/calculus build-up.
Dental Home Care: Link to home health care.
Nothing beats the “gold standard” for preventive care than regular, daily tooth brushing.