The condition of an animal’s teeth has a considerable impact on its general health. This is why proper prophylactic measures and dental treatment are necessary. Specialists at Vetriver will help you keep your pet’s teeth healthy. We use professional dental equipment to conduct various endodontic and periodontal procedures. We treat cavities and tissue loss to relieve any oral pain and discomfort. We also offer veterinary orthodontic services (i.e. we fit animals with dental braces), which helps eliminate any difficulty with chewing and eating. Let us help you take care of your dog’s teeth.
At the Vetriver clinic we use state-of-the-art dental equipment from iM3 (a leading veterinary dental product manufacturer) to ensure highest-quality dental services. Our dental equipment includes an iM3 elite LED dental unit with a LED Advantage handpiece. The iM3 dental unit also features an Advantage low-speed motor with a 4:1 straight nose cone for crown polishing, a 1:1 contra-angle bur for precision during cavity preparation, a suction tube for excess saliva drainage, and a three-way (air, water, and mist) syringe. Water in the syringe can be replaced with a bactericidal chlorhexidine solution.
Our Vetriver clinic is also equipped with an iM3 ultrasonic scaler featuring rotational tip movement. This revolutionary mechanism ensures the most thorough, gentle plaque removal that does not damage the enamel.
It is a little-known fact that caring for our four-legged friends’ health should include not only suitable food, systematic vaccinations, and veterinary check-ups, but also dental treatment and proper dental hygiene. Dental plaque should be removed daily by brushing. This will help avoid periodontal problems and dental procedures. However, learning how to brush your dog’s teeth is not easy and requires some preparation.
Your pet’s teeth should be brushed with special veterinary toothpaste, which is flavored in a way that pets find appealing. At first, the toothpaste should be spread on the dog’s teeth, gums and the inside of the cheeks to help the dog get accustomed to the product. At a later stage, the toothpaste should be spread with a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger or with a special finger-cap.
The next stage is the introduction of a soft toothbrush for children, which should be used to brush all teeth and the inside of the dog’s cheeks. Once your pet gets accustomed to this procedure, a special veterinary toothbrush can be introduced. This toothbrush is equipped with a dual-head to allow you to brush your dog’s teeth, palate, cheeks, or tongue.
Bear in mind that all these procedures should be done very carefully as not to injure your pet’s mouth. In case of any problems with learning how to brush your pet’s teeth, consult our veterinarians at Vetriver. We will be happy to help.
Maintaining good oral hygiene, including brushing your dog’s or cat’s teeth regularly, is one of the basic responsibilities of a pet owner. Inadequate oral hygiene may lead to dental and periodontal (or tooth and gum) problems or even to a severe kidney, joint, or liver dysfunction. This is why brushing your pet’s teeth as well as providing professional dental care by visiting a Vetriver clinic is so important.
All treatment procedures for dental and periodontal disorders are done under general anesthesia adjusted to the given pet’s condition. Anesthesia makes it possible to do a detailed examination and select the right treatment. Preventive measures used at Vetriver include: scaling (or tartar removal), periodontal pocket cleaning, crown polishing, fluoride treatment, and dental sealant application.
Unfortunately, most pet owners do not recognize the signs that accompany oral diseases. You should consult a veterinarian if your pet is apathetic, has bad breath, paws at its mouth, loses its appetite, or salivates excessively. It is important to monitor your pet’s teeth and gums for any areas of redness in the mouth or tartar buildup on the teeth.
Periodontal disease includes gingivitis and periodontitis, which damage the tissues that secure the tooth inside its socket, and parodontosis, which damages tooth sockets. Advanced disease may lead to jaw bone weakening and loosened teeth and even tooth loss.
Periodontal treatment begins with a thorough examination and diagnosis. We X-ray the dog’s jaws and do any necessary laboratory tests to help select appropriate management. Typical measures include active prevention (such as tartar removal and periodontal pocket cleaning), root planing, periodontal flap surgery (pocket elimination). All these procedures aim to allow periodontal tissues to regenerate and eliminate teeth loosening.
The underlying cause of inflammatory gum disease, and later parodontosis, is tartar buildup near the gum line in animals with inadequate oral hygiene. This is why it is so important to brush your dog’s teeth regularly.
The Vetriver clinic provides treatment for any fractured teeth and other dental hard tissue damage in dogs and cats. By applying dental sealant we protect exposed dentin tubules, which otherwise cause pain and discomfort. If needed, our veterinarians can reconstruct the shape of the tooth with light-cured composite to restore normal occlusion.
We also treat cavities formed as a result of caries. The diseased tissue is removed, the cavities are thoroughly prepared and then filled with a light-cured composite (filling). At Vetriver, we use highest quality dental materials and equipment.
Endodontic treatment (or root canal treatment) involves treatment of diseases of the pulp and periapical tissues, which result from advanced caries. Root canal treatment is also required in those teeth where enamel and cement wear caused pulp exposure, as well as in severely broken, dislocated, or discolored teeth.
We use modern radio-visio-graphy equipment to obtain detailed X-ray images and plan appropriate procedures during root canal treatment. We clean root canals by removing diseased tissues and fill the resulting space with a suitable filling composite. Depending on the case, root canal treatment may take 1 or 2 visits. If you noticed worrying signs in your pet, come to Vetriver for a consultation.
Animals may suffer from malocclusion (misaligned teeth) i.e. crooked teeth or abnormal spatial relationship of the jaws, which may result in gum and cheek injuries and, often, is a cause of dental disease and damaged teeth. Malocclusion may result in pain and may significantly affect ingestion, which in turn affects the pet’s health and well-being. This is why, at Vetriver, we provide orthodontic treatment for dogs and cats to help these animals function normally. We conduct thorough oral examinations and assess occlusion; under general anesthesia we collect laboratory samples, X-ray jaws, and make bite molds. These procedures help us plan appropriate treatment and design the braces or other occlusion-correcting devices. Orthodontic treatment takes place in many stages and requires regular veterinary consultations.
Contact us via phone: 22 721 00 75 or e-mail: lp.revirteviksal
ul. 3-go Maja 89, Warszawa - Laski
ul. Warszawska 236, Warszawa - Latchorzew, 05-082 Stare Babice