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Full Service Dentistry

Maintaining a healthy mouth is an important part of overall wellness for your pet. Dental disease has been linked to heart disease, kidney disease, and likely other systemic infections. A clean mouth is not only healthier and better smelling, but painful gums and teeth can make it difficult for your pet to eat comfortably. Our goal is early detection and treatment of dental problems.

The following list may help you determine whether your companion needs an oral examination:

  • Bad breath
  • Excess salivation
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Facial swelling
  • Discharge from eyes or nose
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss

Treatment:

Most treatments require general anesthesia. We us the safest possible anesthetics that are tailored for each individual patient. We monitor anesthesia very closely. We are equipped with a high speed dental unit to aid in treatment of dental disease. We will provide you with detailed post-dental instructions and discuss strategies for preventing future problems.

Home Care:

At home dental care is the foundation for a healthy mouth. We would be happy to demonstrate the proper way to brush your companions teeth with a soft bristled tooth brush and pet toothpaste. Appropriate chew toys and treats are also and important part of maintaining good dental health.