Dentistry and oral surgery, for optimal oral hygiene and health!
The service of dentistry and oral surgery is provided by Dre Roseline Lorrain, Board certified dentist, Dre Caroline Proulx and the animal health technicians Valérie Fronterotta and Méliss Marquis. They works closely with our veterinary anesthesiologist, Dr. Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun, to ensure that any procedure is done safely. Together, they bring special attention to the peri-operative pain management (e.g.: regional/local anesthesia, constant analgesic IV infusion, etc.).
DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY SERVICES
Prevention, diagnostic and treatment of periodontal diseases periodontology
This usually includes a complete oral examination under anesthesia or profound sedation, dental radiographs, periodontal probing, dental scaling over and under the gums, polishing, periodontal debridement or root planing if needed. In case of severe periodontal disease, the extraction of certain teeth may be necessary.
For specific cases, Dr Roseline Lorrain, Board certified dentist and Dr Proulx may offer different options such as gingival surgery, bone grafts, or guided tissue regeneration. Prevention is the key! Our team will be there to give you advice on the maintenance of oral hygiene at home.
Prevention, diagnostic and treatment of endodontic (pulp) diseases.
These diseases affect the tooth’s internal tissues (the pulp) and periradicular tissues (at the end of the root). They are often the result of tooth fracture or trauma.
If you wish to preserve the teeth of your animal, Dre Lorrain, Board certified dentist and Proulx can offer an alternative for specific cases such as root canal treatment and vital pulpotomy.
Dental and oral surgery
Animals may need different oral surgeries such as: extractions, reduction and stabilization of jaw fracture, cleft palate, or oronasal communication (fistula) repair.
Restoration and crown – Operative dentistry and prosthodontics
Cavities (caries) rarely affect domestic animals but tooth structure restoration with composite (« white filling») or crowns may be suggested. Other events may also cause damage to the tooth structure: abrasion, attrition, fracture or congenital malformation.
Diagnostic and treatment of tumors and other oral diseases
This implies obtaining a biopsy for diagnosis often combine with dental imaging such as, dental radiographs and computed tomography (CT-Scan).
Dr Lorrain, Board certified dentist and Dr Proulx will closely work with our radiologist and oncology service to ascertain the best diagnosis and treatment for your animal.
Orthodontic prevention, diagnostic and treatment of malocclusions
All of our animals should have a comfortable and functional occlusion. Occlusions don’t need to be perfect or aesthetic but need to assure atraumatic closure of the mouth. This can be accomplish by different treatments: tooth extraction, crown reduction follow by a restoration, passive orthodontic devices (ex.: inclined plan), or active orthodontic devices (ex.: elastic chain and buttons).
Our dentistry team is known for their great talents that combine discernment, accuracy, clinical expertise and empathy towards their clients and patients. Do not hesitate to consult them. It will be a pleasure for them to explain any oral and dental condition your pet may encounter.