Pet Dentistry

A Neglected Veterinary Science

There is a misconception that animals have super teeth. We hear quite often, “our family dog lived to be 16 and his teeth never bothered him”. Most owners are not aware of the level of dental changes that their pet may have. Often a problem is not recognized by the owner until there is extensive damage to the structure of the teeth. After anesthetizing countless animals and having to remove a lot of teeth over the years, we are on a quest to get owners to understand the importance of early dental care. Prolonged dental changes can have a devastating impact on other vital organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Have you found that your pet is experiencing any of the following?

  • Bad breath
  • Decreased appetite
  • Drooling
  • Teeth that “chatter” (especially in cats)
  • Swelling below the eye (especially in dogs)
  • Appearance of plaque and tartar
  • Discolored teeth
  • Lethargy or reduced activity

Your pet may need a teeth cleaning.  It is recommended to have yearly dental cleanings for a healthy pet.

Taylor Brook has purchased the Im3 state of the art dental unit. This allows for efficient, and safe, routine ultrasonic scaling and polishing as well as extraction capabilities. Dr. Sanders has obtained extensive dental and oral surgery experience in her tenure as a veterinarian.

Your pet is as important to us as it is to your family and that is why we have a unique approach to surgery and dentistry. Reducing the standard of surgical care to reduce cost of your pet’s surgical  dentistry procedure can potentially cause them to feel pain and even compromise their safety, which is not an option for us. Our compassionate, personalized, high standard care is designed to give your pet the most comfortable experience.

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  • Dentistry check-in consultation with your pet’s veterinarian– provides you peace of mind when you meet your pet’s doctor and she reviews your pet’s medical plan and answers any questions you may have.
  • Veterinary pre-surgical physical exam– your pet can’t tell you if he feels bad on the day of his dentistry/surgery. The exam ensures he is not running a fever and is in good physical condition.
  • Pre-surgical Safety check– your pet may look healthy physically, but we need lab-work to tell us how your pet’s body is functioning internally. It can tell us if there is infection, anemia or any abnormal organ functions that cannot process anesthesia correctly.
  • IV catheter and IV fluids– ensures we have access to your pet’s vein and ensures blood pressure stays high enough to provide sufficient blood supply to vital organs as well as prevent dehydration.
  • Anesthesia– your pet is intubated and we use Isoflorine gas anesthesia. It is a short acting inhalant anesthesia that is processed through the body within seconds, making for a faster and safer recovery for your pet.
  • Surgical monitoring including respiration rates, pulse oxygen levels, blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate. With this monitoring, we can adjust anesthesia levels as needed.
  • Post-operative nursing care– our veterinary technicians skillfully monitor your pet for any signs of post-operative complications and maintain a clean and comfortable recovery.
  • Post-procedure telephone consultation– we know you worry about your pet and we want you to have a good experience. We will call you afterwards to discuss your pet’s procedure, recovery and post-operative instructions.
  • Post-procedure discharge consultation with a veterinary technician-eliminates confusion because he will explain post-operative care instructions, medications and answer any concerns you may have.

 

We have classified our Dental Treatments:

Grade 1, Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & Fluids
  • Gas Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling and Polishing
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

(package does not include extractions or any unforeseen dental issue found under anesthesia)

Grade 2 Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & Fluids
  • Gas Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling and Polishing
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

(package does not include extractions or any unforeseen dental issue found under anesthesia)

Grade 3 Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & Fluids
  • Gas Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling and Polishing
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

(extractions are generally expected and prices will vary on number of extractions, pain medications, antibiotics and additional anesthesia needed)

Grade 4 Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & Fluids
  • Gas Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling and Polishing
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

(extractions are generally expected and prices will vary on number of extractions, pain medications, antibiotics and additional anesthesia needed)

Dental Disease Grades