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Dental Care

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Kickstart your pet’s good health!

The statistics are staggering, 85% of pets over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. Like humans, pets need regular dental care. Good oral health is important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it is also extremely important for the overall health of the pet. An infection in the mouth can lead to infection throughout the body, which can cause illness. Poor dental hygiene can lead to pets having kidney, heart, and liver disease.

Additional dental services that our hospital provides:

  • Extractions

  • Oral surgery

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Dental Disease

Poor oral health is a condition that can very easily be managed and even prevented. With knowledge, understanding, early intervention, and routine care, your pet’s mouth can be a place free from disease, infection, and pain.Indications that your pet may be experiencing problems from dental disease:

  • Bad breath

  • Difficulty eating

  • Demonstrating pain when chewing food or when touching pet’s mouth

  • Excessive drooling

  • Red or inflamed gums

Dental Prophylaxis

Teeth cleaning and polishing performed by a trained veterinary professional can help prevent disease in your pet.

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What is included in having your pet's teeth professionally cleaned?

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation/assessment by a veterinarian

  • Placement of intravenous catheter

  • Anesthesia

  • Fluid therapy during procedure

  • Full mouth dental radiographs

  • Probing (assessment of gum disease)

  • Ultrasonic scaling (removal of tartar build-up)

  • Polishing

  • Fluoride treatment

  • Administration of pain medication

  • Complimentary nail trim

Digital Dental Radiographs

Much of the dental disease that a pet can experience may lie below the pet’s visible gum line. To assist in identifying these often hidden oral issues, our hospital utilizes digital dental radiography with all dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning).

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Home Dental Care

Taking care of your pet’s teeth at home is easier than you might think. There are many products available to make the job easier. The first step is to identify which type of home dental care product will work best for you and your pet.

  • Tooth brushing

  • Oral rinse

  • Chews (specially formulated for oral health)

The general rule of pet home dental care: Good to chew, better to rinse, best to brush!