Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. We use modern and safe high frequency ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
I-20 Animal Hospital has some of the most current dental equipment to provide accurate diagnosis of dental disease and the best dental care for our patients. Dr. Noland and the staff have developed expertise in advanced dental and oral surgery as well as the routine dental procedures. Digital x-rays are used to evaluate the health of the tooth roots and jaw bones that are not visible without x-rays. Dr. Noland is available for consultation and to perform even more extensive and advanced dental and oral procedures including restoration, periodontics, and endodontics (root canals).
Since we are unable to a complete oral exam (probing each tooth for disease) while our patient is awake, they must be under general anesthesia and monitored the same as any surgical procedure - ECG, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, respiration, and temperature. Our patients are also on IV fluids during and after dental procedures to aid in lessening risk and improving recovery. Great care is taken in providing analgesia for these dental procedures including using nerve blocks (much the same as your dentist does) to allow a more comfortable recovery.