Veterinary odontology in Chamberi

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We perform dental cleaning WITHOUT general anaesthesia; only applying sedation and different degrees of local anaesthesia, this technique allows us to perform even extractions. After around TWO HOURS, your dog or cat leaves our centre with a completely healthy mouth and walking perfectly clear and alert.

It is important to keep the mouth properly sanitized avoiding the appearance of tartar and bacterial plaque, responsible for the bad smell. But also we must not forget that these bacteria produce important infections and make a lot of toxins capable of triggering digestive, joint or dermatological pathologies, and even heart issues.

.Dental cleanings WITHOUT general anaesthesia.

Curettage.

Treatment of gingival retraction and pyorrhea.

Periodontal disease.

Make an appointment with our specialist in veterinary odontology in Chamberi

91 448 59 86

Periodontal diseases represent one of the most common clinical problems in cats and dogs, yet they often go unnoticed. Inflammation caused by the accumulation of tartar irritates the gingiva progressing up to cause infections that can affect the root of the tooth, with the consequence loss of the same.

We perform dental cleanings using ultrasound devices through sedation WITHOUT general anaesthesia. This technique is very useful in geriatric animals or those weakened by chronic diseases, thus avoiding the risks derived from general anaesthesia.

After lifting the tartar plate, a polishing is carried out with a high speed brush that restores the shine to the pieces and a paste that protects and reinforces the enamel.

This pathology has a strong genetic component and depends on the race, the pH of the saliva, etc. In our centre we specialize in miniature breeds and this is one of the procedures that we perform routinely since it has been proven that small and miniature breeds are more prone to accumulate bacterial plaque and can end up losing many teeth at an early age.

 

What is tartar and how is it produced?

Its origin is bacterial. At first, food debris and bacteria build up, producing a whitish substance called plaque. Plaque accumulates, causing gingivitis (inflammation of the gingival tissue), and ends up calcifying as a result of several factors (pH of saliva, presence of bacteria, minerals present in the mouth, etc.) This calcification is called tartar and it is a very hard brown or yellow stone that sticks to the tooth worsening gingivitis. At this time we are already talking about periodontitis (inflammation and destruction of periodontal tissues).

This destruction of tissues is produced, among other things, by the patient’s inflammatory and immunological response to the formation of tartar and produces halitosis, bleeding and gingival retraction, and even the appearance of bags and phlegmons that can damage the tooth root favouring the appearance of bone mobility and finally causing the loss of the piece. Tartar has a rough and porous surface that facilitates the accumulation of bacteria and food debris, favouring the production of more plaque that mineralizes turning into tartar. The only way to remove tartar is with an ultrasound machine that breaks up the stones.

 

What are the consequences of the appearance of tartar?

The main consequence of the accumulation of tartar is periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis and later periodontitis. The development of periodontitis produces periodontal pockets and gingival retraction, which leads to the loss of fixation of the periodontal ligament and the appearance of bone mobility that in many cases ends with the loss of the tooth.

There are many symptoms associated with periodontal disease, some more obvious to the owner than others.

Among the symptoms more easily detectable by the owners are halitosis, inflammation and gingival bleeding, discomfort when eating (they may suddenly complain while eating and some may even stop eating); increased salivation and discomfort in the mouth (they usually rub with the front leg as if they wanted to remove something from the snout), in addition to observing the presence of tartar on the teeth when lifting the animal’s lip.