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At CCVH of Charlotte, we take the dental health of your pet very seriously. Each patient that is examined receives an oral exam to check for signs of periodontal disease. If those signs are present, your doctor will grade the disease on a scale of 1 to 4 and make appropriate recommendations for treatment.
Dental health is recognized as an important factor in the health of both animals and people. Dental disease has been shown to cause inflammation throughout the body causing damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. Severe periodontal disease is known to be painful but most pets will show no, or only very subtle signs that they are uncomfortable. One of the main complaints we hear about pets with dental disease is halitosis (bad breath). This can negatively affect your relationship with your pet as the odor prevents much wanted one-on-one time. At Compassionate Care, we believe every month is dental month! We offer a 20% discount off the cost of the dental if it is performed within 30 days after recommendation by one of our veterinarians.
When we go to the dentist, a dental hygienist will perform an ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and chart each tooth to look for signs of infection. All animals having dental work performed have the same exact treatment done to them. If advanced infection in the gums (gingivitis) is present, your vet may elect to use an antibiotic during the procedure and may send you home with additional antibiotics to give orally. If extractions are needed, your veterinarian can perform these as well by using local nerve blocks (to prevent pain and discomfort) along with special dental tools to safely remove diseased dentition. All pets receiving extractions are sent home with oral pain medication after the procedure to keep them as comfortable as possible once the nerve block wears off. Each patient will have personalized detailed discharge instructions sent home to allow for continued TLC in the loving hands of their pet-parents.
When severe dental disease is present, it is not uncommon to hear from pet-parents how much better their animals are feeling after their procedures. Increased activity, better appetite, happiness, and increased interaction with the family are some of the most common reported changes owners report at the time of their 1 week complementary recheck exam.
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I have used Dr Johnson ever since she opened this office and my pets love her to death. She is very caring and does not rush you and always answers your questions in layman's terms. She loves her work along with her associates.