Dental Services

To meet your pets’ dental needs, Dr. Eisner and the VCA dental team offer complete services including:

  • Dental Examinations and Cleaning
  • Oral Diseases
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Orthodontics
  • Restorations and Crowns
  • Dental X-rays
  • Oral Surgery

(Please find a full description of each service listed below.)

For Your Pet’s Safety

Most dental procedures require us to administer anesthesia. If your pet is being admitted for dentistry, please withhold food the night before and morning of the appointment. Also, please remove your pet’s water dish the morning of the appointment. Pets will tolerate anesthesia better with an empty stomach and the risk of vomiting is reduced.

Estimates & Reports

Dr. Eisner and VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty and Emergency Center team members take the time to explain in detail pertinent information regarding the progress and care of your pet, both when in the dental clinic and in your care at home. We provide fee estimates, written home care instructions, and information sheets about your pets care and treatment. Dr. Eisner will also contact the referring veterinarian and send a written report after your pet’s visit.

Our computerized record system helps us keep track of your pet’s dental needs. It generates a friendly reminder to help you remember when to schedule future appointments.

Payment Policy

Our policy is payment in full at the time of service or discharge from the medical center. The VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty and Emergency Center accepts major credit cards, as well as checks and cash. They also offer the CareCredit medical credit card for financing dental services. If other arrangements are necessary, they must be approved prior to treatment.

Dr. Eisner will prepare a treatment plan with an itemized written estimate. Please feel free to ask us any questions about the charges or policies before treatment is initiated. You have a right to understand our charges, and we want you to feel comfortable that you have been treated fairly.

Dental Examinations, Cleaning

Dr. Eisner will perform a complete dental examination along with a physical examination to identify any existing and potential problems. We perform dental cleanings with an ultrasonic scaler to clean above the gum line. We also hand curette beneath the gum line, flush subgingivally and polish the teeth. We use Sevoflurane® gas anesthesia and blood pressure, cardiac, respiratory and oxygen monitors for improved safety.

Oral Diseases

Frequently, he is called upon to evaluate oral symptoms of systemic disease, gum disease, feline gum line lesions, and oral autoimmune disorders. These problems can be very difficult to treat and a dental specialist may be the best choice to help a pet in trouble.

Root Canal Therapy

Pets can break their teeth chewing on hard objects or during play. Dr. Eisner has saved many teeth and eliminated pain by performing root canal therapy. This allows the pet the use of its tooth and maintains the anatomy and structural strength of the mouth.

Periodontal Treatment

Nearly all pets experience infection in their mouths sometime during their lives. When a pet’s breath is worse than its bite, every time your pet eats, bacteria are shed into the bloodstream. The resulting infection may have harmful effects on the heart, liver, and kidneys. We are able to treat this condition and help maintain your pet’s oral health. We can instruct you in home care, brushing your pet’s teeth, and provide you with home care products specially formulated for household pets.

Orthodontics

Yes, Dr. Eisner can do braces! Occasionally pets have developmental problems that displace their teeth, causing pain and infection. These pets can benefit from having their teeth straightened with an appliance. Dogs tolerate appliances well and the result is usually favorable within a matter of months.

Restorations and Crowns

He can also provide fillings, cast metal and tooth-colored crowns, esthetic bonding, bridges and implants to repair teeth with defects.

Dental X-rays

Digital dental x-rays can be taken to assess missing teeth in puppies, and evaluate dental disease, oral tumors, fractures and TMJ problems. The use of x-rays can tell us whether a tooth can be saved and give an indication of the progress of treatment.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Eisner is capable of performing difficult extractions and repairing many jaw fractures, defects of the palate (top of the mouth), oronasal disease, oral tumors and traumatic injuries to teeth.