The Unseen Risk
In the majority of patient cases, veterinarians have traditionally relied on a visual clinical exam (“flip the lip”) to diagnose periodontal disease and determine the appropriate treatment plan. But recent studies show that using OraStrip QuickCheck Canine in conjunction with visual clinical exams can yield a better diagnosis. OraStrip provides easy detection of what is present below the gum line that can go undetected or underestimated with a visual exam alone. This has two advantages:
- Early diagnosis – Detection of periodontal infection prior to clinical manifestations allows for earlier treatment intervention. In dogs without documented history of periodontal disease, it can help prevent the development of periodontal disease. In dogs with documented history of periodontal disease, it can help prevent progression.
- Compliance – OraStrip provides objective, visual confirmation of disease which has been shown to increase client compliance with veterinarians’ recommendations for treatment plans.