Our dental services include
digital dental x-rays, teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and
minor oral surgery.
Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
After dental patients are under
anesthesia and x-rays have been taken our Dental Technicians
clean the tartar and plaque off all tooth surfaces using an
ultrasonic scaler, a periodontal exam is performed taking
measurements around the all the teeth. The Doctors then perform
any additional oral procedures such as extracting teeth and soft
tissue surgery. We finish up by polishing all the teeth and
apply sealants if requested. All our Dental Technicians have
gone through training and are certified by the American Society
of Veterinary Dental Technicians.
The staff at Murphy Road Animal Hospital believes in making pets healthier by performing dental services. Digital dental x-rays of all teeth are taken on all patients after they are placed under anesthesia. These x-rays provide valuable information about the condition of the teeth and their roots. We can diagnose abscess, periodontal disease and other problems that are under the gumline and cannot be visualized by an external exam.