The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three, making it one of the most common diseases diagnosed in dogs and cats. When dental disease is not addressed, the bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, lungs, kidney, and liver causing serious problems for your pet.
At Gamble Pet Clinic we promote dental care and believe it is one of the most important things you can provide for your pet. The best preventative for dental disease is teeth brushing. Our team is happy to provide you and your pet with teeth brushing demonstrations as well as discuss other options for home dental care. When needed, we provide dental treatments including scaling and polishing teeth, extractions, dental radiography, and oral surgery.
We also utilize a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist for specialized oral surgery, fracture repair, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics. The Board Certified Veterinary Dentist will come to our practice and work with our team to provide the best dental care for your pet.
In order to perform a complete oral exam and a thorough dental treatment, all pets are anesthetized. Patients receiving a dental treatment will be monitored by a Certified Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Assistant throughout the procedure. To further ensure your pet’s safety while under anesthesia we monitor their heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG (heart rhythm), blood-oxygen saturation level, and body temperature. Your pet will also receive fluid therapy while under anesthesia as this helps regulate blood pressure, protect vital organs, and maintain hydration.