At Alpine Animal Hospital, we are committed to maximizing the quality and longevity of your pets’ lives. Because the mouth and teeth are vitally important for general health, we emphasize dental health as a priority. Dr. Louise Marron, a Board Certified Veterinary Dental Specialist, is qualified to provide both basic and advanced treatment options.
Our systematic service enables us to optimally meet our patients’ dental needs while tailoring their care to their people’s wishes. From periodontal prophylaxis to root canals, crowns, oral surgery, and orthodontics, our scope of care is sure to fulfill any need that may arise.
As with many things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. An annual professional dental cleaning for your companion offers the best chance to avoid periodontal disease and resultant tooth loss. Additionally, we encourage you to take an active role in maintaining your companion’s dental health between professional dental cleaning procedures. That allows you to be familiar with their mouth so you will recognize problems such as broken, loose, or discolored teeth, bleeding gums, or oral tumors without delay. All animals deserve to have a functional, pain-free mouth and we will help you ensure that yours enjoys that right as well.
Digital intraoral x-rays allow for rapid, accurate diagnoses. Just like a visit to your dentist,x-rays help the doctor diagnose problems that may be hidden below the gum-line. Teeth that are non-vital (dead) often need x-rays to be identified. Xrays also show infected teeth and how much bone loss is present. Xrays help the doctor evaluate extraction sites and bone quality.
Advanced procedures like root canal therapy may benefit your pet in giving them a lifetime of healthy smiles and full oral function. Veterinary Dental Specialists also have training to provide dental care for patients that general practice veterinarians may not be comfortable placing under anesthesia due to concurrent problems like heart murmurs, kidney disease, or cancer.