Our veterinary team has specialized skills that allow us to perform routine dental exams or more complicated dental surgeries. We highly recommend your pet book routine dental appointments so we can check their oral health. Just like you need regular trips to the dentist, don’t forget to book your pet’s yearly visit with us at 416.941.8920.
What does a veterinary dental exam include?
During your pet’s routine dental exam, we’ll assess their oral health to ensure they don’t have any underlying issues like dental disease. We’ll use our digital X-ray (radiographs) technology which might help us to locate and treat dental disease in its early stages. The earlier we identify it, the less likely we will need to do extractions. Our dental radiographs use advanced technology with gentle, lower radiation. In addition to the support of Dr. Gaby, a lifetime member of the Veterinary Dental Academy, our team of experts regularly participates in continuing education to support a range of dentistry needs.
How can I tell if my pet has dental disease?
Your pet’s dental disease might progress without symptoms. Our radiographs help us to look below seemingly normal gums and detect any severe bone loss, which could be a sign of dental disease. Signs you might look out for are red, swollen or bleeding gums, tartar at the gum line and bad breath. Periodontal disease and gingivitis are caused by plaque bacteria. If plaque enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums, it could cause inflammation throughout the body and negatively affect other internal systems.
What type of dental procedures do you perform?
In addition to routine dental cleaning and polishing, we perform a wide range of other procedures. We perform extractions, which correct tooth crowding, provide tooth rotation or remove diseased teeth that cannot be salvaged. We can also provide your pet with oral surgeries like mass removal, gum repairs, bone grafts after root planning – in attempts to save teeth with evidence of early periodontal disease. In some cases where more specialized skill sets for procedures like root canals and bonding are needed, we may refer you to a board-certified veterinary dentist.