Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.
The Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (ORAL ATP) protocol is a cutting edge approach to pet oral healthcare. This means we take a much more comprehensive and thorough approach to any and all disease that can be affecting your pets mouth and overall health.
The oral assessment begins in the exam room and continues with a systematic tooth-by-tooth examination of your pet’s mouth under anesthesia. Since we can’t rely on our pets to hold perfectly still, like we would in the dentist’s office, this step is critical to ensure no oral problems go untreated.
Cleaning, polishing and probing all teeth one by one both above and below the gum line as necessary. Addressing any abnormalities such as:
Prevention includes both at home daily preventative care, as well as future Oral Assessment and physical exams with your veterinarian. Plaque prevention is paramount to protecting your pets’ teeth between regular visits. We will discuss a preventive plan using: