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Dentistry

We give important instruction on home dental care to help keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy and to aid you in discovering dental problems early.

Tartar control diets are used to help control tartar buildup on your pet's teeth while providing ease and convenience to the pet owner.

Routine cleaning and polishing are emphasized to keep your pet healthy and prevent dental problems and secondary problems that may affect your pet's longevity.

Extractions, periodontal treatments, or abscess treatments, are sometimes necessary and recommended and are available at Northwood Animal Hospital. 

Isoflurane anesthesia is used routinely with dentistry to provide the safest anesthetic procedure, the most thorough dental care, and the most rapid recovery.

Close anesthetic monitoring assures a safe dentistry.

Pre- and post-dental antibiotics are available when necessary to prevent systemic problems related to dental disease. Non-anesthesia prophy and polishing is now available to help maintain your pet's dental health after an anesthetic procedure, or for those pets with healthy gums, or extreme anesthetic risk.

Non-Anesthetic Dental

At Northwood Animal Hospital we are happy to provide anesthesia-free dental care to dogs and cats.  Our vision is to provide our clients with superior oral care for their pets and to educate pet owners on the importance of dental care in the overall health of their pets.

We conduct a professional teeth cleaning, performed without the use of anesthesia, which offers pet owners an alternative method for cleaning and maintaining their pet's teeth. 

Our technicians are highly qualified to perform a thorough dental cleaning on your pet without the use of anesthesia.  Our technicians have a solid understanding of the oral cavity in both cats and dogs and also they have the ability to recognize pathological tooth abnormalities that can cause further health problems in our pets.

Most importantly, extreme patience and a gentle way with animals are what make our technicians successful at gaining the complete trust and confidence of pets, allowing them to perform thorough teeth cleanings.

Please note that Northwood Animal Hospital offers non-anesthetic dental Monday through Friday. 

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Sometimes, keeping Tiger’s chompers healthy can feel like big job. Luckily, our practice provides advanced veterinary dentistry services in addition to basic dental care.

This includes routine care such as cleaning, along with treating more complicated conditions. Because our pets don’t brush their teeth every night before bed like we do, tartar can firmly adhere to the teeth.

In order to remove this tartar, we perform dental scaling, our most basic dental procedure. During the scaling process our practice uses sonic and ultrasonic power scalers as well as hand held instruments to remove this tartar from the surface of the teeth both above and below the gum line.

Tooth extraction is another very common procedure. It is the goal of our practice for your pet to retain as many teeth as possible. However, sometimes extraction is the only option to relieve pain or ensure that periodontal disease does not advance. If not extracted, many times a diseased tooth can compromise the surrounding tissue and neighboring teeth. If caught early, there are more treatment options available for periodontal disease.

When an anesthetic dentistry is undertaken, we first perform a full physical exam and sometimes run blood tests. Inside the mouth, we utilize local anesthetic injections to reduce pain. We closely monitor your pet the entire time they receive anesthesia.

Our experienced RVT's keep an eye on the patient's ECG (electrocardiogram), oxygen saturation, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature. 

Catching dental problems in the early stages can greatly help your pet in the long run. Contact our practice right away if your pet experiences any of the following:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Your pet shies away when you try to touch their mouth area
  • Excessive drool
  • Dropping food when eating
  • Bleeding in your pet’s mouth
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Yellowish brown crust of tartar around the gum line
  • Missing, loose or broken teeth

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