Digital Dental X-Rays
Dental x-rays are important in order to evaluate disease and provide your pet with oral care and treatment. Our digital dental x-ray machine and digital sensor provides the highest quality dental x-rays and finds pathology under the gum line where we cannot see.
Our pets cannot tell us when their tooth hurts, so taking dental x-rays is one of the most important steps in the comprehensive oral health assessment treatment we perform. Remember, the tooth is just the tip of the iceberg. A healthy looking tooth can be badly infected and you may not know it. 60% of the tooth is under the gum line where we cannot see. Without dental x-rays, there is no way to tell if your pet’s teeth are healthy or not.
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Why Should Your Pet’s Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment Be Done at Indian Street Animal Clinic?
Indian Street Animal Clinic offers a fully equipped dental suite for cleanings and oral surgery. Our fully trained and caring staff have the skills to operate the specialized equipment needed during your pet’s comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment. Some of the procedures and equipment we use during your pet’s cleaning and/or oral surgery are:
- Pre-medication Pain Control: Pre-medication allows for a smooth and easy beginning to our comprehensive dental cleaning. We like our patients to feel relaxed and pain free before catheter placement and induction of anesthesia.
- Intravenous Catheter: Placing an IV catheter allows us intravenous access for the induction of anesthesia and for any additional medications during and after surgery.
- Ohmeda Inhalant Anesthesia Machine: We use the same human anesthetic inhalants for our furry patients to maintain a comfortable plane of anesthesia.
- Baxter IV Pumps: Intravenous fluids are given throughout the dental procedure to ensure that your pet’s blood pressure is stable under anesthesia and to keep their organs healthy.
- Datascope Monitoring System: Monitoring your pet’s vitals during surgery is critical to ensure his or her safety. Our veterinary team is trained to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, electrocardiogram readings, and body temperature.
- Bair Hugger Warming System: Ensures your pet’s core temperature never drops below normal range during surgery.
- Baxter Warming System: Ensures that your pet’s core temperature never drops below normal range after surgery.
- Preva Dental X-ray System: Our Progeny system provides the highest performance intraoral digital radiographs. Dental x-rays are the only way to identify painful problems below the gum line such as broken teeth, bone decay, infection, and periodontal disease. In fact, 60% of your pet’s tooth lies below the gum where you cannot see it; this is why dental x-rays are so important.
- Dental Nerve Blocks: Dental nerve blocks reduce pain during oral surgery which reduces the need to increase general anesthesia.
- Piezo Ultrasonic Dental Scaler: Our scaler uses high frequency sound waves to vibrate plaque and tartar off the tooth and along the gum line.
- Dental Polisher: Our high precision dental polisher and paste removes tough stains, smooths enamel, and delivers fluoride underneath and along the gum line for added protection.
- Dentalaire Dental System: Our four-piece dental system includes a high and low speed fiber optic dental drill.
- Photo Documentation: Photographs are taken before and after every procedure.
- Laser Therapy: We are happy to include our popular therapeutic laser therapy to your pet’s dental experience. Laser treatment helps to reduce inflammation and pain after dental surgery.
- Post Op Pain Management: Helps to facilitate a faster and pain-free recovery.
Our goal at Indian Street Animal Clinic is to prevent pain and suffering caused by periodontal disease and other oral ailments. We love and care about your pet’s overall well-being and happiness and know just how important a healthy mouth is to you and your pet. Our staff goes above and beyond caring for your pet before, during, and after an oral assessment.
We hope that this information can highlight some of the work that goes into caring for your pet’s oral health during a professional assessment and treatment.
Please feel free to call us at 772-781-9990 to schedule a comprehensive dental exam! We are happy to answer any questions you may have.