Does your pet have: - Bad breath? - red or swollen gums? - trouble eating, pain when chewing? - bleeding from the gums? - possible decreased appetite or weight loss?
These are all signs of possible dental disease and indicate the need for a dental check-up. Dental disease can be anywhere from mild to severe, and early intervention is the key to preventing root abscesses, bone loss, tooth loss and chronic pain.
At the Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton we offer advanced and thorough oral care. In cases of mild dental disease we stress the importance of in home preventative care and can demonstrate proper brushing techniques for you to care for your pet.
If it is determined that home care alone is not sufficient we offer state of the art, advanced treatments, which require general anesthesia.. Once we confirm that your pet is healthy enough for general anesthesia through thorough physical exam, and blood work, we schedule the dental procedure. This includes a thorough oral exam under anesthesia, full mouth high resolution digital dental radiographs, ultrasonic scaling and polishing of the teeth. If the oral exam and the dental radiographs demonstrate excessive bone loss, root abscesses, fractured teeth etc. the involved teeth will be surgically extracted. Your pet will spend the day at the hospital with supportive care of fluids, antibiotic and pain management, which are tailored to your pet's individual needs, and will be sent home with medications for pain management, antibiotics and instructions for home care.