Pet Dental Care

Caring for your pet's teeth is equally as important as other parts of the body. It is best to contact Animal Oasis of the Rockies in Broomfield to make an appointment with our veterinarian any time your animal suffers from a pet dental difficulty. Our veterinary team is also available to provide teeth cleaning sessions for pets. Read on to learn why pet dental care is important, how to conduct it on your own, and how our veterinarian can help.

Why Pet Dental Care Is Important

A pet that does not have someone available to clean and check its teeth routinely is more likely to suffer from a dental problem. Over time, bacteria in plaque will cover a pet's teeth. If it is not removed, it hardens and turns into tartar. This substance will then make its way underneath the gums, causing the root areas of the teeth to weaken. When this happens, teeth can fall out, and the gums can become inflamed. Pet dental care is necessary to prevent all of this from happening.

How To Care For Your Pet's Teeth At Home

Make it a priority to take a peek in your pet's mouth every day to ensure there are no areas of the mouth giving your pet trouble. Telltale signs of a dental problem include the avoidance of eating, red or bleeding gums, bad breath, increased drooling, weight loss, and bumps in the mouth. If you touch the outside of your pet's mouth area and it whimpers in pain, it is best to contact our vet for an assessment. 

You can clean your pet's teeth using a pet-grade toothbrush and toothpaste. These are obtainable at pet supply stores and work well at the elimination of bacteria from the surfaces of teeth. Tartar control treats can also help remove bacteria accumulation in the teeth.

Dental Cleaning

dental-cleaningAnimal Oasis of the Rockies we start with a thorough oral exam and interpretation of Dental X-Rays by one of our doctors to determine what treatments are best for each individual tooth. 

We offer Digital Dental X-Rays to ensure we have full visual of any dental disease under the gum line. 

Tartar accumulates underneath the gum line, something we can't see during a routine check of the teeth.   

Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment Includes:

  • Thorough exam
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work
  • IV/Catheter – Fluid therapy
  • Gas anesthesia

Full Anesthesia Monitoring:

  • EKG (HR)
  • BP
  • Temp
  • SPO2 (Blood O2 Saturation)
  • Respirations
  • Ultrasonic scaling above and below gum line
  • Probing each tooth – full evaluation for abnormalities such as Periodontal, mobility and other abnormalities.  
  • Digital dental radiography are taken to evaluate the root below the gum line which cannot be seen  as 60% of tooth is under gum line.
  • Fluoride
  • Sanos (optional)
  • Post-operative Care – medications and treatment plan
  • Post-Dental Home Kit with instructions 

How Our Veterinarian Can Help

If your pet suffers from tooth pain or if you need assistance in cleaning its teeth, our veterinarian, Dr. Huber, can help. Our vet can check the health of your pet's mouth during its routine dental cleaning session. At this time, Dr. Huber will look for signs of plaque or tartar buildup, take a few x-rays, scale any debris away from your pet's teeth, and provide instructions for after surgery care.