Health Assessment and Treatment
Watch the video series below to see Dr. Strathe, our primary Dental Veterinarian, line out the step-by step process of a Complete Dental Procedure. Using his patient, Oliver, he demonstrates the details of a true oral assessment and treatment. Starting from the initial exam and consultation, to radiographs and potential extractions, to aftercare and prevention of periodontal disease.
Oliver started out at a Grade 2 of Periodontal Disease from initial exam, and it wasn’t until after thorough oral evaluation under anesthesia that we could see a fractured carnassial tooth with possible pulp exposure. All of this was confirmed by dental radiographs. Due to the diagnosis, extractions were performed to remove the infected tooth. While this fracture was most likely causing a level of pain in Oliver’s mouth, he was showing no clinical signs of discomfort.