At CVS, our dentist’s belief is “healthy teeth, happy pets.” Our internationally recognized dentist, Dr. Brook Niemiec, and his team work with pet parents to provide highly experienced and compassionate care for their companions.
Dental Health Impact
Informing pet parents about the misnomers of animal dental health, including gum disease and broken teeth – the two most common dental problems for pets plays an important part of their well being. For example, dogs that have broken teeth which are still eating and playing are in a lot of pain. In fact, the vast majority of dental diseases are very painful and create a significant infection, but animals usually don’t show any signs of being in pain. One sign of gum disease to watch for is the dreaded “doggy breath.”
It’s important for pet parents to know how dental health impacts their companion’s overall health. With the help of CVS, we can educate pet families and provide the treatment options best for their pet.
For pets needing highly specialized veterinary dentistry, our board certified dentist uses state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest anesthetic medications and high-end monitoring device for anesthesia. Specialized equipment for root canals, crowns, restorations (filling) and yes, even braces is also available. And as part of a specialty group, our dentistry services have access to all the x-rays and blood work ensuring the anesthesia is safe for your pet. Patients are also monitored extensively.
Our veterinary dentistry services also include:
- Challenging surgical extractions
- Digital radiographs
- Oral surgery including jaw fractures and oral cancer
- Root canal therapy
- Bridges, crowns, and implants
- Periodontal surgery and regeneration of lost bone
Routine dental maintenance and procedures on 15-to-18-year-old pets can also be done. Due to the collaborative nature of CVS, the dental team works closely with our emergency and oncology specialists to offer comprehensive and quality care to patients, such as those being treated for cancer or kidney disease. Our goal is to assure your companion’s dental health is the most optimum.
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A primary care veterinarian treats a broad variety of animals and conditions. Veterinary specialists, however, must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal, in addition to receiving their veterinary degree. Specialists must also undergo a series of rigorous examinations based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties
at 858-279-2108 for scheduling
My goal is to advance veterinary dentistry to the same level as human dentistry. It’s all about education. It’s not hard to treat your dog’s dental health. It’s just like taking care of your own teeth. You go to the dentist regularly and brush every day.