We strongly encourage each of you to start routine preventative dental care which may include brushing of the teeth, dental sealant application, dental rinses, dental diets and dental treats. Having your groomer brush your pets teeth each month would be as useful as if you brushed your own teeth once monthly! Apply that money toward purchasing toothpaste and brush your pets teeth daily as you would brush your own. Or, purchase a sealant that you apply once weekly. Most pets, once trained will tolerate home dental care very well!
If your pets mouth requires periodontal treatment Dr. Chaney has been trained on open and closed root planing, and perioceutical pocket treatment. If your pet has chipped a tooth which is determined to be healthy, Dr. Chaney can bond and seal the enamel defect to decrease your pets discomfort. In the event your pet needs extractions, Dr. Chaney is trained to perform gingival flaps and surgical extractions. Our practice strictly adheres to regulations set by the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners which requires extractions to be performed by a licensed veterinarian. In the unfortunate event your pet requires a root canal, crown, etc. Dr. Chaney is happy to refer you to a specialist.
Your pets mouth will undergo a complete and thorough dental examination and cleaning. Each tooth is charted and probed for periodontal pockets. We use an ultrasonic scaler along with hand scaling to clean above and below the gumline. Without subgingival scaling, you are not treating periodontal disease or gingivitis. We polish all surfaces of the teeth and apply a fluoride treatment.
General anesthesia is needed in order to perform a complete dental cleaning. Our pets simply will not hold still while cleaning, probing and polishing each tooth. We use an IV catheter during anesthesia to deliver IV fluids and antibiotics. Digital dental xrays are utilized to quickly determine the health of each tooth.
Prior to any dental work at our hospital, your pet will have a complete physical examination. We recommend full bloodwork prior to general anesthesia. If any preexisting heart conditions are detected we offer a pre-operative ECG called Cardiopet. This service transmits an ECG over a phone line to a board certified cardiologist. This is done to help reduce all risks during anesthesia.
Over 70% of our pets have dental disease. This can be painful for your pets, cause bad breath, and can be detrimental to your pets overall health. The plaque and calculus on your pets teeth is the result of bacteria adhering and building up above & below the gum line. This bacteria is known to spead through the bloodstream to the heart, kineys, liver, etc. Over 60% of dental disease is hidden beneath the gum line. This is the reason why we encourage full mouth dental xrays on all patients having dental work.
Dr. Chaney also has a special interest in dentistry. She has spent many hours at continuing education learning special techniques such as surgical extractions, gingival flaps, nerve blocks, root planing, periodontal treatments, and bonding/sealing of enamel defects. We have a digital dental radiology unit and we strive to provide excellent general dentistry.
Dr. Chaney has gained years of experience working on exotics since being in private practice. She works on birds, ferrets, pocket pets and reptiles.
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 884-4362 (4DOC)
Dr. Haebler has always enjoyed working up cases in internal medicine. He is very excited to be able to expand his diagnostic capabilities utilizing our new ultrasound.Over the last 2 years Dr. Haebler has been learning corrective surgery for torn cranial (anterior) cruciate ligaments. Cranial cruciate ligament tears are a very common injury seen in the stifle (knee) joints of dogs. The stifle is a very complex hinge joint. The ligaments of the stifle are very "crucial" to joint stability. The cranial cruciate ligament helps prevent hyperextension and abnormal rotation of the stifle.There are many surgical techniques used to correct the instability in the stifle from rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. Techniques used are usually dependent upon the veterinarians skill and preference, along with the technique best suited for the patient. If your pet is limping, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Haebler for an exam and a consultation.