NorthStar VETS Video
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If you're an animal lover (which we think you are), then you may believe the old adage that a dog's mouth is 10 times cleaner than a humans. When you think about all of the situations our pets get into, it's very difficult to believe that a human who brushes 2-3 times daily has a dirtier mouth than the dog who drinks out of the toilet and picks through the garbage. We hate to dispel that myth entirely, particularly because we love when our companions show us affection. However, we are going to shed some light on the truth.
Truth be told, your pets mouth can be as clean as you want it to be. Recent studies suggest that the healthier the mouth, the healthier the pet. However, our furry friends require our help to remain healthy. After all, they can't drive themselves to see the veterinarian for a cleaning, and you certainly will not catch them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Therefore, they need your help.
Gum Disease (gingivitis and/or its more severe counterpart periodontitis), if left untreated can cause tooth decay and is the most diagnosed disease in cats and dogs. Your beloved pet could lose its teeth, which would make it challenging to do the things they love to do. By the age of four years old, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will show signs of dental disease. Once the bacteria gains access to internal organs through the diseased gums, more serious health problems like heart, liver, and kidney disease may follow. Additionally, you can expect to be on the receiving end of that horrendous oral odor, better known as doggy breath.
Seeing your regular veterinarian for regular dental cleanings and check-ups is part of good pet care.
NorthStar VETS is proud to offer this specialty service to your special friend for the procedures outside the realm of routine dental care:
- Root canal therapy
- Vital pulp therapy
- Surgical root canal therapy
- Professional Dental Cleanings, including closed and open root planing
- Advanced periodontal surgery
- Crown lengthening procedures for tooth fractures that extend below the gingival margin
- Surgical extractions, including full mouth extractions for stomatitis patients
- Minimally invasive jaw fracture repair
- Oral surgical oncology-oral tumor biopsy, mandibulectomy, maxillectomy
- Repair of hard and soft palate defects
- Muscle biopsy for suspected masticatory myositis cases
- Full metal crowns for fractured teeth
- Three-quarter crowns for cage-biter's wear
- Dental radiography
- CT scan of head/neck