The initial appointment is an exam with a thorough oral evaluation to help determine a course of treatment for your pet. After a treatment plan is formed, we will have you return for an anesthetic procedure.
Root canals are typically performed to save fractured or non-vital teeth. Vital pulp therapy can be done in very recently fractured teeth (within 24 to 48 hours of fracture) in young dogs or when a tooth is causing trauma to the gingiva or palate.
Professional prophylaxis (cleaning) is done routinely for oral health. We also perform periodontal surgery including gingival flaps and open root planing with bone graft and guided tissue regeneration. We also have a specialized dental laser for treating periodontal pockets and many other oral pathologies.
Complex surgical extractions, odontogenic cyst surgery, oronasal fistula repair, oral mass biopsies, cleft palate repair, maxillectomy, mandibulectomy, trauma to the lips, oral cavity, or tongue, and maxillofacial fracture repair with state-of-the-art techniques.
The placement of a full metal or tooth colored crown (“cap”) to return function to the dentition and protect worn or cracked teeth.
Cavity preparation and placement of a composite to prevent further tooth decay. We also treat enamel defects such as enamel hypoplasia, with odontoplasty, dentinal bonding, and restorations.
The movement of teeth to correct a malocclusion. This gives the patient a pain-free and functional bite. All orthodontic cases include genetic counseling.
Studies have shown that we find 30 to 40 percent more significant pathology when we take full-mouth radiographs.
Cone Beam CT
We are pleased to add state of the art 3D imaging to our diagnostics with our VetCat cone beam CT machine.