Milford Veterinary Hospital is in your corner! Dental Wellness Plans Are Here! Now everyone can afford oral care for their pets! Convenient Monthly Payment Plans!
Periodontitis is an irreversible form of periodontal disease. With periodontitis there is deep inflammation of soft tissues (i.e. gingiva and oral mucosa), loss of bony support, and abnormal radiographic findings. Even though periodontitis is irreversible, it can be controlled with dental intervention and immediate treatment. This leads to a patient with a quality and pain free oral condition. The progression of the disease is halted and no unnecessary oral surgery, after initial care, will be needed if professional monitoring and exceptional home care is balanced. Many times gingival hyperplasia, gingival recession, and tooth extrusion are present at this time.
On intraoral dental x-ray, horizontal, oblique, or vertical bone loss can be found. A detailed intraoral examination is essential in this advanced form of periodontal disease. All breeds, and especially small or toy breeds, four years of age or older that have never had oral care are prone to advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease is well established by 4 years of age.
Dental Cleanings should begin at one year of age under general inhalation anesthesia. General Inhalation Anesthesia is safe and is the only way to complete a comprehensive and thorough cleaning of the teeth. The oral pathology of Periodontal Disease is located below the gum-line and this area cannot be effectively reached with the patient awake.
You can begin you own oral exam at home and have it verified by your veterinarian or by a veterinary dentist trained in oral care. Begin by checking the mouth for fractured teeth. Examine the mouth for worn teeth (i.e. attrition) with open pulp canals (black or brown dots on the chewing surface of posterior teeth or on the lifting and holding surfaces of the incisors and cuspids. These are “red flags” for immediate dental x-ray.
Call Dr. DeForge for a FREE out-patient oral exam! Next select Dental Well Plan One or Plan Two! Dr. DeForge will examine your pets mouth with dental x-ray under general anesthesia. No teeth cleaning can be comprehensive without the usage of General Anesthesia.
General anesthesia is safe as long as the proper pre-anesthesia assessment has been made. Dental x-ray will reveal teeth affected by periodontal disease; with enamel fractures; trauma; endodontic disease; pulpitis; and/or root pathology. Dr. DeForge, as a veterinary dentist, will advise on non-invasive root canal therapy, when indicated, rather than extraction. Root canals are no more expensive than extraction and are non-invasive. Dental x-ray will allow Dr. DeForge to examine the root apex of teeth with advanced periodontal pathology. Many of these will need combined endodontic, periodontal care, or extraction. Dental x-ray is the key!!!!
To help you to keep your pets healthy…… Dental Wellness Plans Are Here With Convenient Monthly Payments! Now everyone can afford oral care for their pets!!! Offered only at Milford Veterinary Hospital…….your neighborhood general practice of veterinary medicine……..…we are across the street from Dan Perkins Subaru and directly behind the Auto Zone.
These plans have been developed to help you to provide the best possible preventive animal care in an affordable way! Regular dental preventive health care allows Dr. DeForge and the other doctors at Milford Veterinary Hospital the ability to detect any potential health concerns your pet may have at an early stage! Dr. DeForge is the only Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in Milford and he offers TWO special Dental Plans that can be joined to any Adult or Senior Plan. The plans also provide you with the option to pay for your pet's health care with affordable monthly direct debit payments.
Dr. DeForge is breaking ground and changing the face of animal care in Connecticut with Unlimited Dental Examinations throughout the year as a part of each plan as well as offering other courtesy discounts. No gimmicks! Milford Veterinary Hospital DENTAL Wellness Plans are a promise from Dr. DeForge to provide affordable animal oral care with the option of monthly direct debit payments. You could not ask for anything more. Call today and we can provide estimates of the Plan that interests you the most.