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Dr. Tretter Olga

Providing small animal dental and maxillofacial surgical services

“The quality of life of our dogs and cats is significantly affected by dental problems. Since our pets are able to hide their pain very efficiently, it is our duty to recognize and treat their dental diseases.
My goal is to provide stress-free examination and treatment and highest quality veterinary service to my patients and clients, contributing to their healthy and happy life.”

Dental diseases

Our knowledge about and approach to the dental diseases of our domestic animals have changed markedly in the last 10 years as more and more modern diagnostic equipments and treatment methods became available. We now know that by 2 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease and that 30-40% of their dental problems can only be diagnosed by dental radiography.

The conscious dental examination

During the conscious dental examination we can evaluate the general scale of the dental issues. There are a number of diseases which can be diagnosed without examination under general anaesthesia but some of the problems can only be properly assessed while the animal is asleep. After the conscious examination we have the opportunity to discuss the steps of the general anaesthesia, the dental evaluation, the necessary laboratory examinations and the costs associated with these procedures. If a patient is referred to me, the laboratory examinations will be performed by the primary care veterinarian – I’ll consult with them regarding the necessary tests.

The complete dental evaluation under general anaesthesia

During this extensive work-up I perform an examination of the oral cavity and all teeth one by one – the general anaesthesia enables me to do so without causing discomfort or pain. A dental chart is filled out: all relevant indices, the state of the gums, the signs of inflammation, the visible masses, the injuries on the tooth crowns, the signs of periodontal disease are thoroughly documented. With the help of the periodontal probe the gingival sulcus is measured on 6 sites around all teeth. After charting and probing the plaque and calculus is being removed and all teeth are polished. It is possible only then to take diagnostic dental radiographs, because calculus appears as disturbing artifact on the images. The summarized results of the conscious examination and the evaluation under general anaesthesia are needed in order to determine the best treatment options for the individual patient and client.

Contact

Phone

+36 70 942 5214 (available on weekdays during normal office hours)

E-mail

info@dentalvet.hu

Please note that I do not provide out of hours care – in case of an emergency, please contact one of the following hospitals:
 
Fuziovet Veterinary Hospital: 1112 Budapest, Budaörsi út 146/b. – www.fuziovet.hu
 
Veterinary University: 1078 Budapest, István utca 2. – www.univet.hu
 
Budapest Animal Hospital: 1135 Budapest, Lehel utca 43. – www.allatorvos-budapesti.hu