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Wednesday, January 31 2018 Moorpark Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer full-mouth digital dental radiographs (X-rays) as a standard of care for all of our patients who receive dental procedures. Dental x-rays are performed by placing a small sensor in a pet's mouth in order to acquire images of the internal anatomy of teeth, their roots, and the bone surrounding the roots. Full mouth dental x-rays are essential to the overall evaluation of your pet's dental health. They can reveal otherwise unknown sources of disease or abnormality, they establish a baseline for future comparison and ensure that extractions, if needed, are carried out effectively. Taking dental radiographs, in addition to performing safe and effective dental cleanings, requires anesthesia. To learn more about dental cleanings and anesthesia click here.
Wednesday, February 01 2017 Have you considered what dental cleaning without anesthesia can and cannot do for your pet? We know you want the best for your pet and it is important to learn the facts about dental disease and how to treat it.
- Cause pain and stress during restraint.
- Result in serious injury to your pet's teeth, gums, or mouth even with the slightest head movement.
- Create a prime breeding ground for continued bacterial growth since the teeth surfaces are left with scrapes instead of a smooth, polished surface.
- Allow your pet to inhale infection and debris that could lead to airway disease or pneumonia.
- Give you a false sense of security because the teeth look whiter than they are healthier.
- Provide a thorough oral exam including identifying painful problems such as broken teeth or oral tumors.
- Clean beneath your pet's gum line, where dental disease is most prominent.
- Capture radiographs that are essential to the evaluation of your pet's dental health.
- Treat and save teeth before periodontal infection has progressed too far.
- Remove teeth that do nothing but promote pain and infection in your pet's mouth.
Monday, January 26 2015 We are offering a special discount and a complimentary bag of prescription diet t/d for each pet that receives a dental cleaning at our hospital during the month of February. Prescription diet t/d is a revolutionary diet that is clinically proven to reduce gingivitis and buildup of plaque, stain and tartar from your dog or cat's teeth. If you do not wish to take home the complimentary food, you can donate it to Ventura County Animal Service's Pet Pantry: food for needy pets. Regular dental cleanings and examinations are needed to improve the comfort and increase the lifespan of our pets. Dental disease can cause severe local and body-wide infections potentially affecting the sinuses, kidney, liver, and heart. It is astonishing to think that more than 85% of dogs and cats over the age of three suffer from some sort of dental disease. The most noticeable sign of dental disease is bad breath. Dogs and cats should not have a continual bad mouth odor. Please feel free to call us for more information or to schedule a complimentary dental examination with a technician to see if your pet needs a dental cleaning. Happy National Pet Dental Month!