Does your pet's mouth look like this ?
Dental disease affects more than just your pet's breath. It is a source of infection to his or her entire body.
This infection can cause damage to vital organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Dental exams are part of our over all wellness check.
Please schedule and appointment soon and allow us to help prevent dental disease in your pet.
At the Fountains of Boynton Animal Hospital, we take great pride in providing the best possible dental care for your pet. Our dental procedures are extremely comprehensive and thorough, allowing us to diagnose treat, and prevent oral disease very effectively and safely. Our Oral Health Assessment and Treatment procedures involve the following steps:
- General overview of the mouth, teeth, gums, lips, tongue, and palate. This allows us to get a good impression of your pet's overall oral health prior to beginning the procedure. This assessment is more informative than what an office visit can provide.
- Ultrasonic scaling of all visible surfaces of the teeth. This is the same effective technology used by human dentists for removing tartar buildup.
- Scaling of areas of the teeth below the gum line. This allows the removal of tartar, plaque, and bacteria that cause bad breath, gum disease, and possible tooth loss.
- Thorough periodontal probing allows us to detect areas where bacteria have damaged the gum and bone, which secure the teeth in place.
- A thorough polishing of all tooth surfaces results in a surface that is smooth and resistant to new plaque accumulation.
- Antibacterial rinse of the mouth removes infectious debris and bacteria. Our fluoride treatment protects and hardens the tooth enamel, reducing sensitivity after the cleaning procedure.
- OraVet sealant is applied, which keeps the enamel resistant to new plaque accumulation. A take-home kit will be provided, for weekly at-home OraVet applications.
- Our staff will be happy to demonstrate proper home care of your pet's mouth, including proper brushing techniques or alternative options for pets who will not tolerate brushing.
In an effort to provide the most comprehensive dental care possible, we recommend that every patient receive full-mouth radiographs (X-Rays) during the dental procedure. This allows us to evaluate the 50% of each tooth that lies below the gum line, which is of utmost importance when we consider that our pets cannot tell us when they have discomfort in the mouth.