Veterinary dentistry is the specialized field of dentistry, used to take care of animals. It includes art and science of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of oral cavities. Veterinary dentists provide services in oral and maxillofacial radiology, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and periodontics and prosthodontics. Malocclusions, jaw fractures, periodontal disease, oral cancer and stomatitis are various conditions treated by them.
Various Veterinary Dental Equipments
Scare-aire high-speed veterinary dental unit is commonly used equipment that performs all the required procedures such as cutting, polishing and scaling. The machine has a microchip circuitry that enables easy switching from one function to another. The heat treated, surgical stainless steel tips slides smoothly over surface of the tooth. Water flows directly to the operative site, and gently cools and lubricates the tooth, and gets rid of dislodged debris.
Another widely used veterinary dental equipment is dental X-Ray unit. It is fitted with long reach double positioning arm and standard, short or long extension arm. The exposure time is automatically decided by the powerful microprocessor as per the position and type of the tooth, film or digital sensor and patient size. Full protection is provided against tube overheating, and tubehead life is extended as microprocessor sets the minimum time required to cool down.
Some of the other widely used veterinary dental equipments are dental scissors, tweezers, pliers, scaler, drills, cheek retractor, syringe, dental stool, chairs and mirrors. There are different styles of hand floats made from good quality stainless steel. Various extraction instruments include elevators, burgess set, extractors, forceps, fulcrums, and dental pick sets.
It is quite surprising that most of the dental care instruments used for humans are quite similar to veterinary dental equipment, except for the size. Toothache is one of the most common reason for pains, and maybe caused due to cavities or growth of new tooth under old one. When visiting the vet clinic for a tooth problem, make sure that all the veterinary dental equipment are suitable to the pet size and type, and have been thoroughly sterilized. There are no specialized dentist vets, but as vets study dentistry, they are qualified to treat the animals using various veterinary medical equipments.
Some of the veterinary dental equipment can be quite expensive, hence taking them on rental is usually a better choice for hospitals or clinic owners. Internet is a good source that offers all the equipments for sale as well as on hire. Before making any choice, do some research online.