Dentistry

Could your pet use a breath mint?

If stinky breath is keeping you from enjoying those kisses and cuddles, it could be a sign that your companion needs a dental exam. Without regular care, buildup can form on the teeth and gums, eventually leading to other, more serious medical problems. Our professional pet dentistry services can give your loved one the clean, healthy mouth he or she deserves. Through our preventative care and advanced treatment options, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with your furry friend once again!

The first step is making a commitment to routine, preventative care. Regular exams, professional cleanings and home dental care are essential for your pet’s ongoing good health. Our doctors are passionate about the importance of dental hygiene.

Prior to any dental work, a complete pre-anesthetic exam will be performed to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to be sedated. Once we’ve got the green light to proceed, we will get to work on your companion’s smile. During a cleaning, an ultrasonic scaler is used to dislodge plaque and tartar, both on the tooth surfaces, as well as under the gum line. Polishing of the teeth is also essential to reduce future accumulation of plaque and help to smooth the enamel surface.

If we determine it necessary, extractions of unstable and diseased teeth can be performed and oral surgery can be scheduled. Pain management and safety under anesthesia will be exercised before, during, and after every dental procedure. This ensures that your companion will remain as comfortable as possible at all times.

We are also available to teach you the best form of home dental care that will work for both you and your pet. This includes daily brushing as well as the use of various products that are designed to support good dental health. We may recommend switching to another food or introducing toys or treats that we feel will help to clean and strengthen your pet’s teeth.

Call today to schedule your pet’s next dental appointment, and begin the journey towards a healthy, beautiful smile!

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