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Dental Specials @ Boca Park Animal Hospital

Dental Specials @ Boca Park Animal Hospital

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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 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 the 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 can cause irreversible damage to your pet’s dentition.

 

 

 

Image A – Periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage to your pet’s dentition.

 

Tartar and calculus build-up on feline teeth.

Image B – Tartar and calculus build-upon feline teeth.

 

Periodontal disease is graded by severity:

Grade 1: Gingivitis only. No loss of support tissues.

Grade 2: <25% tissue attachment loss.

Grade 3: 25-50% tissue attachment loss. Gum recession may lead to tooth root exposure. Affected teeth may begin to be mobile in the sockets.

Grade 4: >50% tissue attachment loss. Mobile teeth due to significant loss of supporting tissues.

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

The first step in treating periodontal disease requires cleaning the teeth and surrounding tissues. Because your pet will not lie down quietly for a dental cleaning, general anesthesia is required. To prepare anesthesia, our veterinarian will do a thorough examination of your pet, perform blood work and discuss the procedure with you. Your pet will be monitored closely throughout the entire procedure by qualified nurses: your pet’s safety is our primary concern. 

 

                        

Before Dental Cleaning      After Dental Cleaning

After the teeth are cleaned with ultrasonic scaling, our nurses will take digital x-rays of the mouth to check for pathology hiding below the gum line (see image 1-4). Our veterinarian then will contact you to further discuss with you any other procedures that may need to be performed. Our veterinarians are trained in advanced periodontal work and feel very comfortable with explaining further processes of intra-oral surgery. 

Image C – Your veterinarian can take radiographs, like this one, to look for specific dental issues.                                                                      

 Your veterinarian can take radiographs, like this one, to look for specific dental issues.        
1) Abscess on carnassial root can go un-noticed       

2) Resorptive lesion on lower K9 - in a dog.

3) Exposed infected roots resorting in bone loss       

4) Resorptive lesion- Feline - Most common in cats.

After the cleaning, radiographs, and (if needed) intra-oral surgery, we use a high-speed polisher to fill in any unwanted grooves and to add shine! 

Healthy periodontal tissue is free of infection, inflammation, and odor. Keeping the mouth healthy requires a combination of:

Developing a home dental care plan that works for you and your pet                   

Annual to bi-annual examinations by your veterinarian to evaluate the home dental care plan

Annual professional teeth cleaning. Some breeds (e.g.: small breeds) may require more frequent cleanings. Just as people need their teeth cleaned regularly, your pet does too. 

Daily brushing with pet toothpaste (do not use toothpaste made for people)

Dental formulated diets- Hill's TD Diet or Healthy Advantage Oral Plus         

Dental Oravet Chews                         

Dental Greenies or C.E.T. Chews 

Dental Rinses and H20 Additives 

 View a video on:      Dental Health

 

Call now 702-675-7000 to schedule your best friend for a dental 

 

 


   
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1050 South Rampart Blvd. 
Las Vegas, NV 89145

702-675-7000

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