Upon admission, your pet is examined by Dr. Pike, making sure that your pet is okay to go under anesthesia.
Dr. Pike performs the dental prophy himself every time. An ultrasonic dental scaler is used to remove the tartar and plaque from above and below the gingival surfaces on the teeth. Dental radiographs are taken so Dr. Pike can evaluate the teeth and bone structure of the mouth allowing him to figure out which teeth can stay, which teeth can be repaired, and which teeth need to go.
If a tooth can be saved, Dr. Pike will perform a process called “root planing” where debris and diseased tissue is removed from around the tooth. Bone compound or Doxyrobe Gel is sometimes added to help repair teeth further. The area around the tooth are sutured to help the healing process.
Once appropriate surgical care has concluded, your pet’s teeth are polished with special toothpaste and a dental polisher. Antiseptic solution is sprayed in the “sulcus” to flush the area between the gums and teeth.
Pain Meds & Antibiotics
If necessary, pain medications and antibiotics are prescribed to your pet by Dr. Pike.