Over 70% of all dogs and cats over 5 years of age suffer from periodontal disease, which means that they have loss of the supporting structures of the teeth. In most cases, this process is uncomfortable and it will eventually lead to problems such as loose teeth, bacteria in the blood stream, and damage to the kidneys, heart, and liver.
We have created dental packages that bundle the cost of your pet's oral health care needs to make the all important oral health care services affordable. Professional dental cleaning removes dental plaque and tartar that causes periodontal disease. Full mouth radiographs are performed with advanced digital dental radiograph equipment to insure there is not undetected dental pathology. The Burlington Veterinary Center Dental Packages all include pre-anesthetic examination, pre-anesthetic sedation, IV catheter, IV fluids, gas anesthesia, a dedicated dental technician, dental scaling, dental polishing, fluoride treatment, digital dental x-rays, before and after pictures, 2 week medical progress exam, and a home dental care kit.
Tooth extraction, fracture repair and oral surgery are all performed by Dr. Esherick. Pet owners are also provided with recommendations for daily home oral hygiene specific to your pet along with a no fee follow-up exam two weeks after the dental procedure.
After oral examination, dental scaling and digital x-rays are complete, Dr. Esherick will will determine if any teeth are in need of advanced dental care. Some of these services include tooth extraction, antibiotic gel, post surgery pain medication, bone grafting material, and laser therapy.