Did you know that periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats?
A trip to our office for a professional dental cleaning, treatment, and assessment can ward off not only bad breath, but tooth loss, infection, or worse.
Our veterinarians, who have received extra training in dental treatments, offer the following services:
- nerve blocks (if needed)
- digital dental x-rays to identify hidden problems under the gums
- surgical extractions (using a high-speed drill) to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions
- comprehensive pain management
Each pet goes home with a dental kit including toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental treats as well as instructions on how you can take care of your companion's teeth and gums at home.
*NOTE: During a routine dental cleaning, one veterinary technician is performing the cleaning, while the other is monitoring the pet for safety.
Routine Dental Care for Dogs and Cats
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease.
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development.
Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year.
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian.
- Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day.
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health.