Pet Dental Centre
Full Mouth Dental X ray is golden standard of Dentistry
Welcome to Pet Dental Centre at Vellore Woods Veterinary Clinic
The Vellore Woods Veterinary Clinic provides pet dental care using state-of-the-art technology in Veterinary Dentistry to benefits your pet's well being and improve their general health. We are committed to educating our clients to their pet's oral problems and providing the most appropriate treatment in order to restore their "special friend's" health. Our staff offers over 20 years of experience in the clinical practice.
We are committed to promoting pet oral health education in order to nurture a longer and healthier quality of life for our patients.All Patients receive a pre-surgical examination and blood work,if required. Each Pet's vital parameters are monitored using state-of-the-art equipment.Special care and medication are given throughout to reduce discomfort and promote a faster recovery.
Our mission at the Vellore Woods Veterinary Clinic and Pet Dental Centre has been to provide our patients with exceptional oral care by building a trusting partnership with pet owners in a warm and caring environment.We are committed to promoting pet oral health education in order to nurture a longer and healthier quality of life for our patients.
The Vellore Woods Veterinary Clinic and Pet Dental Centre offer our patients safe anesthetic procedures with modern state of the art dental instrumentation and equipment. Your pet's safety begins with the taking of a thorough patient history followed by a complete physical exam of all the bodies systems. All prior diagnostic tests on the pet are correlated with potential risk factors of the procedures which they will be undergoing. Diagnostic Blood Work prior to the procedure allows us to check the patient for any abnormalities that can create anesthetic risks so as to allow closer monitoring of these problem areas if they exist.
During the procedures veterinary team monitor all patients under anesthesia and during their recovery time.
While under anesthesia, your pets receive the following treatment:
- An intravenous catheter is placed in a leg of the patients through which they receive fluid therapy during and after the oral procedure. This is important because the fluids help the animals wake up quicker while also providing support of their blood pressure and kidney function. The catheter also allows important medications to be given directly into the animal's bloodstream.
- Isoflurane gas anesthesia is used during the procedure. This safe gas is administered through a tube that protects the animal's airways and allows for a quicker wakeup after the procedure is done.
- A heated circulating waterbed provides the anesthetized animal with a constant temperature throughout the procedure thereby allowing a smoother quickerand recovery time.
- Pulse Oximeters and Blood Pressure Dopplers help us to monitor the patients very carefully while they are anesthetized. Our veterinary team also recording all the pet's vital signs and checking for any abnormal changes. This allows us to be proactive during surgery thereby responding quicker your pet's needs and providing a wider margin of safety.
- Pain management of our patients is an important aspect of our oral treatment protocols. Medications are given to our patients in order to prevent them from experiencing any discomfort on recuperation.
- Digital filmless X-ray equipment is one of the numerous advanced equipment systems in our clinic. X-rays are digitized and stored in a computer thereby significantly minimizing the patient's exposure to radiation.
- Ultrasonic scalers with special tips are used at the Vellore Woods Veterinary Clinic and Pet Dental Centre.
Signs of oral and dental disease in dogs and cats:
- Bad breath or halitosis
- Acting hungry but being reluctant to eat
- Refusing to play with their toys
- Rubbing or pawing at their face
- Salivation or drooling
- Sneezing and nasal discharge
- Facial swelling
- Red swollen gums
- Loose Teeth
- Listless and just not acting right
- Teeth covered in tartar.
- Your pet shies away when you touch the mouth area
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight
Owners of pets naturally are concerned when anesthesia is required for their pet.
However, performing Non-Professional Dental Scaling(NPDS) on an unanesthetized pet is inappropriate for the following reasons:
- Dental tartar is firmly adhered to the surface of the teeth. Scaling to remove tartar is accomplished using ultrasonic and sonic power scalers, plus hand instruments that must have a sharp working edge to be used effectively. Even slight head movement by the patient could result in injury to the oral tissues of the patient, and the operator may be bitten when the patient reacts.
- Professional dental scaling includes scaling the surfaces of the teeth both above and below the gingival margin (gum line), followed by dental polishing. The most critical part of a dental scaling procedure is scaling the tooth surfaces that are within the gingival pocket (the subgin-gival space between the gum and the root), where peri- odontal disease is active. Because the patient cooperates, dental scaling of human teeth performed by a professional trained in the procedures can be completed successfully without anesthesia. However, access to the subgingival area of every tooth is impossible in an unanesthetized canine or feline patient. Removal of dental tartar on the visible surfaces of the teeth has little effect on a pet’s health and provides a false sense of accomplishment. The effect is purely cosmetic.
- Inhalation anesthesia using a cuffed endotracheal tube provides three important advantages—the cooperation of the patient with a procedure it does not understand, elimination of pain resulting from examination and treat- ment of affected dental tissues during the procedure, and protection of the airway and lungs from accidental aspiration.
- A complete oral examination, which is an important part of a professional dental scaling procedure, is not possible in an unanesthetized patient. The surfaces of the teeth facing the tongue cannot be examined, and areas of disease and discomfort are likely to be missed.