Many people are asking us about dental cleanings. We initially paused doing them because of the scarcity of PPE early in the Covid-19 pandemic, but have not resumed because we feel like the best use of our time resource is to concentrate on general medical and preventative care.
Dental care is becoming increasingly specialized, and dental radiographs are necessary in many cases to identify diseased tooth roots or other issues. In the absence of the equipment necessary to treat many dental problems, we have decided to refer our dental cases to the following practices:
The Animal Dental Clinic in Vienna. Dr. Hall is a board certified dental specialist and is prepared to handle any oral/maxillofacial or dental issue.
Anicira Veterinary Center in Manassas is an animal welfare organization that specializes in lower cost surgery and dentistry. Their veterinarians are fully trained and they possess the necessary equipment to handle all dental cases.
Helping Hands Affordable Surgery/Dentistry hospital in Richmond is another hospital that is able to do all veterinary dental services and we have had excellent reports from our clients who have used them.
The mouth above has significant tartar accumulation and gingivitis with pockets between the tooth and gum around the large canine teeth. There are also several loose teeth; gingivitis is the leading cause of tooth loss.