After the initial evaluation and imaging (as needed), we use a modern and safe combination of ultrasonic and hand-scaling techniques to ensure cleaning above and below the gum line. A fluoride- infused polish is then applied to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface that is more resistant to tarter build-up. A barrier sealant is then applied to the gum line to slow plaque and tarter accumulation.
When a tooth problem is encountered that may require more advanced treatment, we offer a variety of treatment options. Interceptive dental techniques, like root planing or perioceutic treatments such as doxirobe (a time-released antibiotic gel) can be employed to try and save certain teeth. If the teeth cannot be salvaged, we extract them using our safe and efficient high-speed dental drill and closure of the socket with bacteria-resistant suture material. We perform standard pre- and post-extractional x-ray films to ensure complete removal and can even place bone grafting material to speed healing. Be assured that pain prevention is foremost in our thoughts, and a multimodal approach for pain control is utilized throughout the procedure, into the recovery phase, and beyond.
Your pet is our pet while in our care, and the utmost concern for their comfort and safety is employed by our doctors and staff. We also work closely with several Board Certified dentists in our area for more complex procedure referrals including endodontics and root canals.