Dental Care (COHAT)

Dental Care (COHAT)

Spring Creek Animal Hospital recommends COHAT (Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment) dental cleanings. Meaning we assess the whole mouth with an oral exam and dental x-ray as it relates to the pet’s overall health and habits and a treatment plan created for any problems found.

A general dental cleaning alone does very little for your pet’s oral health. The crowns of the teeth are cleaned without treating any conditions below the gum line. Dental cleanings make the teeth look cleaner and help the pet’s breath smell better temporarily.

Oral health affects the whole body. COHAT finds and treats dental problems before they get so severe that they cause problems for the jaw, the sinuses, and important organs in the body. COHATs can prevent periodontal disease, a risk factor for liver and kidney disease. It can prevent jaw fractures due to oral disease. This means less time and money treating complications associated with dental disease. The dental X-ray provided in a true COHAT alone can save you repeat visits to the vet for oral health problems. Give us a call to schedule your pet’s COHAT today!