Routine wellness exams at MVAH include an evaluation of the oral cavity. We will check the gums and lips for infection and tumors. We will also look for plaque, fractured or missing teeth, cavities and other forms of dental disease. Our doctors have undergone advanced dentistry training with a board certified veterinary dentist to insure that we provide the very best care for your pets. We will help you with preventive care and with treatment of disease problems that arise. Our procedures follow the guidelines put forth by the American Animal Hospital Association. We provide routine cleaning, polishing, teeth charting, gum and teeth evaluation. Our ultrasonic scalers provide the safest, fastest, and most effective cleaning of your pet’s teeth. Specialized hand instruments finish cleaning every part of your pets teeth. Polishing discs carefully smooth the teeth to prevent future tarter build up. Additional products are available for advance treatment of periodontal disease.
Most dogs and cats will require professional dental services at some point in their life. Often it will be scaling, cleaning of the teeth above and below the gum line. There are times when dental disease becomes too advanced for routine cleaning and oral surgical procedures are recommended. The Doctors at MVAH have undergone advanced training in surgical dental procedure under Dr. Tony Woodward at his facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr Woodward is a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist. Because of this advanced training, your pet will receive the best care possible.
At MVAH we use digital dental x-rays. This type of x-ray machine provides increased clarity and detail making the diagnosis of dental problems easier . This equipment also exposes your pet to one third of the radiation of standard dental x-rays.
Most pets are reluctant to have their mouths completely evaluated at home. Our gentle, skilled veterinarians can painlessly evaluate your pet’s oral health. Then we can explore the easiest ways to daily brush your pet’s teeth and show you how. We can also discuss additional products and food to help keep your pet’s breath fresh. Caring for your pet’s oral health can help ensure a long and healthy life.