In House Laboratory
Our fully equipped, in-house laboratory gives us the ability to provide the level of service your pet deserves.
Whether you have a pet emergency or are driving by and want to see if you can get an appointment with a vet - we welcome walk-ins!
If you won’t be able to drop off your pet at the time of your scheduled appointment you are welcome to drop them off before work and pick them up after.
At Panorama Hills Animal Hospital we are a close-knit team that remember and care about each pet and owner that come through our doors.
Professional Dental Cleanings, Assessments and Radiographs
Would you let years go by between visits to the dentist? Probably not — your pet’s dental health is just as important! With preventative care, such as dog teeth cleanings and daily brushing, you can help your pet avoid periodontal disease and bad breath. Periodontal disease can be painful and can even cause organ problems. There are two critical components of your pet’s veterinary dental care: oral examinations and teeth cleaning/full mouth radiographs. Proper dental care should begin early. Our veterinarians and technicians will check puppies and kittens for problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. As your pet ages, we will look for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumours. At our Privately owned Veterinary Facility, we can perform basic or comprehensive oral exams for your pets.
WHAT WE DO
- Dental consultation
- Pre-anesthesia blood work
- Sedation & general anesthetic
- Full dental scale and polish
- Digital dental x-rays
- Oral Health Exam
- With your permission, extract necessary teeth
What’s Included in a Dog Teeth Cleaning?
At Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we provide exceptional dental care for your pet. During a basic examination, your pet will remain awake, but the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines recommend comprehensive oral exams and dental cleanings to be administered to pets under a short-lasting, general anesthetic. During a teeth cleaning, one of our veterinary technologists will scale your pet’s teeth to remove plaque and tartar. We also use advanced digital dental X-rays to obtain a better diagnosis and to get a better look at the teeth roots. If our Veterinarians find any issues during the examination, we may need to extract the unnecessary or problematic tooth. Finally, a veterinary technologist will polish the teeth and wake up your pet. We utilize the latest dental equipment for prevention and treatment purposes. Once the appointment is complete, we continue to monitor your pet to ensure their safety.
Comprehensive Oral Health
Regular examinations by veterinarians are essential for good dental health and overall wellness. Regular teeth cleanings and visits to our veterinary hospital can reduce the risk of disease or prevent an existing illness from progressing. At Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we can also provide owners with tips and advice on caring for animal’s teeth. It is important to continue brushing your pet’s teeth and provide dental chews to keep diseases at bay. At Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we understand that your pets are part of your family, so we take every effort to ensure you are given adequate time and attention to have confidence in the care of your pet.
Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the dental procedure and allows your veterinarian to fully inspect the teeth and remove tartar from under the gums. During anesthesia, a soft plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (the main airway in the throat) to support the patient’s breathing. Placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during the dental cleaning.
A gentle dental with your groomer is an anesthetic-free teeth cleaning procedure performed on your pet while they are awake. Removing abundant scale has value in reducing oral bacteria and slowing gum disease, however, it is difficult, often impossible to reach under the gum line or treat the interior side of teeth. Anesthetic-free dentistry can provide an improvement in the appearance of the teeth visible to the client but should not be considered complete prophylaxis.
A dental cleaning under anesthetic performed by a veterinarian includes complete scaling of the crowns and under the gum line of each individual tooth and polishing of all surfaces. Examination of their oral cavity, including an evaluation of their tongue, gums, lips, and teeth is performed. Probing of each tooth to assess their roots can be completed with anesthesia with no discomfort or stress to your pet. Dental x-rays will be taken to evaluate problems below the gum line such as infected or fractured teeth. Regular examinations will allow your veterinarian to assess whether more complete dental treatment is needed to keep your pet healthy and comfortable.