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Monday-Friday 7a.m -5 p.m
Saturday
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

3811 Old Hwy 27 South  Sulphur, LA 70665

 

PHONE:  (337) 583-4801

FAX: (337) 583-4886  

 

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Dental Care

PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE

Dental health is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet care. Too often we see pets that suffer from medical complications brought on by poor oral health. Infected gums can lead to infection elsewhere in the body, weakened immune system, and oral pain. Here are some preventative measures that can be used:

  • Brushing your pet's teeth daily with pet-approved tooth paste

  • Offering dental treats

  • Using oral gels to protect teeth or adding dental additives to your pet's water

  • Switching to a prescription dental diet that prevents further tartar build up.

None of these methods will cure dental disease, but they may help prevent further degradation of oral health.

DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY

All of our dental procedures come with dental radiographs, or x-rays. Do you see the photo to the right? On physical exam, these teeth appeared healthy. X-rays show that there has been bone loss around tooth roots. This is just one example to show how important it is that your pet receives dental x-rays with their cleaning. These images help a veterinarian decide if a tooth is salvageable, or if it should be pulled.

DENTAL CLEANINGS

Dental cleanings should be performed on your pet regularly. Owners of small breed dogs may want to consider doing them annually as smaller breeds are prone to more dental issues. At your pets dental cleaning they will:

  • Receive dental radiographs to determine bone and tooth structure and health

  • Have a complete cleaning with an ultrasonic probe, which removes more tartar than hand-scaled cleaning

  • Have teeth examined by a veterinarian, who may perform extractions based on your wishes

  • Receive a fluoride treatment after their procedure is complete

  • Go home with a fresh, sparkling smile