Did you know?

Did you know?

By the age of 3, at least 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show signs of oral disease as reported by the American Veterinary Dental Society? You can keep your pets from becoming part of this statistic with the help of PAWS Veterinary Center.

Keystone of Health

Just like you, your furry friends need regular dental care to stay healthy. Your pet’s oral health is directly linked to their overall well-being. Keep an eye out for signs of dental disease such as bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed, or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re here to help your pets keep their teeth clean and healthy.

Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment

PAWS provides comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) for canine and feline patients under general anesthesia. This procedure includes state-of-the-art, dedicated monitoring of vital signs and status both before, during, and after the anesthesia. Ultrasound and hand scaling, root planing, an gingival measurements are obtained, along with full-mouth intraoral radiographs to visualize the roots and surrounding structures of each tooth. The veterinarian then performs a comprehensive assessment of the entire oral cavity, probing and charting each tooth individually. If loose or mobile, infected, or painful teeth are found on exam and the x-rays, the veterinarian performs a local anesthetic block and removes those teeth and sutures the gums. Fluoride treatment and polishing of each tooth round out the procedure, and then your pet moves into recovery with a technician to ensure a smooth and comfortable wake up.