Just like us, our pet’s oral care is vital to their overall health. Unlike us however, most oral issues with our pet’s are not detected right away and can require more advanced procedures to help them get back to feeling like themselves. Here at East Hilliard Veterinary Services we understand that dental care is a tricky thing for many pet owners and the idea of oral surgery or an advanced cleaning can be nerve wracking. Dr. Tom Klein and his staff strive to provide their patients with pain free state of the art dentistry and oral care. Dr. Tom works closely with other veterinarians in the state of Ohio as well as surrounding states to promote awareness and the importance of veterinary dentistry.
Dr. Tom is able to help furry creatures of all sizes and professions with their oral health. Dr. Tom has done procedures ranging from the family dog or cat, to rabbits, rodents, first responder police dogs, along with zoo animals such as kangaroos, apes and polar bears.
Here at East Hilliard Veterinary Services we are able to offer a wide range of oral services:
- Dental Radiology
- Root Canals
- Jaw Repairs
- Trauma Care
- Oral Mass Treatment
If you are not a current client, but have been referred to see Dr. Tom Klein by your regular veterinarian please know that we will work closely with your veterinarian throughout the entire process. We know that whenever our pet’s need to have a procedure done, whether great or small, it can be nerve wracking. As pet owner’s ourselves we want you to know that from the first phone call to the last recheck we are here to answer any question you may have. Below you will find a link that will walk you through your’s and you pet’s entire day with us.
Meet Dr Klein
In 1987, Dr. Tom and Sue Klein opened East Hilliard Veterinary Services, focusing on pet animal care and especially veterinary dentistry and oral surgery services. Dr. Tom attended many educational and advanced dental training sessions starting in the late 1980s and continues to train and teach with the leaders in this exciting and expanding field. Dr. Tom offers a full range of dental services and oral surgery including endodontics (root canal therapy) and crown therapies, periodontal surgery and complicated extractions, oral medicine cases and oral cancer surgery and orthodontics.
Feline Tooth Resorption
Feline tooth resorption is the second most common dental condition in cats after periodontal disease. Cats that are affected with tooth resorption (TR) may have a sensitive mouth, excessive salivating or even behavioral changes. Seventy percent of cats over five years of age may have at least one of these lesions. The doctors diagnose TR by an oral exam coupled with dental xrays under anesthesia. TR will progress and eventually cause exposure of the pulp nerve and subsequent oral pain. Treatment for TR is surgical extraction of the affected teeth and suturing of the site. Performing this procedure instantly removes the pulp nerve pain. Even though TR is such a common condition to find in our feline friends, there is no known cause for it.