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Surgery & Dentistry

Pet Surgery

Whether your pet needs to be spayed/neutered, or needs a life-saving medical procedure, Dr. Jaax is skilled in veterinary operations—especially soft tissue surgery. We'll make sure your fur-baby gets the best treatment possible.

With any case, we will always:

  • Go over your treatment options

  • Discuss complications and risks

  • Describe your pet's prognosis, in a  way the whole family can understand

  • Review post-op care

  • Find a payment plan that works for your situation

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Advanced Technology

 

Your pet's care will be complemented and enhanced by our sophisticated equipment and advanced technology, including:

  • Ultrasound

  • ECG

  • O2

  • BP

Pet Dentistry

We perform veterinary dental services ranging from checkups and cleanings to dental extractions.

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

As shared by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation:

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Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • bad breath

  • broken or loose teeth

  • extra teeth or retained baby teeth

  • teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar

  • abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth

  • reduced appetite or refusal to eat

  • pain in or around the mouth

  • bleeding from the mouth

  • swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

 

Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.

 

Causes of pet dental problems

Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:

  • broken teeth and roots

  • periodontal disease

  • abscesses or infected teeth

  • cysts or tumors in the mouth

  • malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite

  • broken (fractured) jaw

  • palate defects (such as cleft palate)

 

Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats – by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Periodontal disease doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth. Other health problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes.

It starts with plaque that hardens into tartar. Tartar above the gumline can often easily be seen and removed, but plaque and tartar below the gumline is damaging and sets the stage for infection and damage to the jawbone and the tissues that connect the tooth to the jaw bone. Periodontal disease is graded on a scale of 0 (normal) to 4 (severe).