Did you know that you can add 2-4 years to your pet’s life with proper dental care?
Dental hygiene is an important part of of your pet’s health and can often be the cause of serious illness. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to larger systemic issues in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and damaging the kidney, heart and liver.
Maintaining a healthy mouth is an important part of overall wellness for your pet. 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
Most treatments require general anesthesia. We use the safest possible anesthetics that are tailored for each individual patient. We monitor anesthesia very closely. We will provide you with detailed post-dental instructions and discuss strategies for preventing future problems.
Your pet’s annual check up and dental care cleaning is the best way to promote healthy teeth and gums. Every dental cleaning involves scaling and polishing the teeth both above and below the gumline and full mouth digital x-rays to help detect tooth and bone loss.