Our doctors do a dental exam as part of every physical exam. They carefully examine your pets teeth and gums to determine if a dental cleaning, brushing or dental chews are recommended. Just like in people, pet dental health is very important. If left untreated, periodontal disease will not only lead to tooth loss, oral pain and bad breath, but is directly linked to liver, heart, and kidney disease. Pets with good dental health live much longer, healthier lives.
Dental cleaning in pets is usually done on an out-patient basis with the pet undergoing general anesthesia. Each tooth is individually evaluated, scaled and polished using hand and ultrasonic scaling methods. When necessary infected or broken teeth are surgically extracted and the patient is treated medically with pain relievers and antibiotics.
We would like to help you keep your pet's teeth clean & bright and reduce mouth odors & infection. Call for more details or an estimate!