Healthy teeth play a major role in the wellbeing of your pet. We offer dental services that include regular cleanings, prophylaxis, local anesthetic blocks, extractions, and oral surgery.
Bad breath may be a sign of dental disease. Gingivitis, tartar, and periodontal disease can release bacteria into the bloodstream stressing internal organs, leading to disease. Starting with your pet’s first exam, our doctors will check your pet’s mouth for any signs of discomfort or disease. We will create an individualized plan for your pet’s healthy teeth and mouth.
Dentistry is an often overlooked, but very important part of your pet’s health care. Plaque is the thin film of saliva, bacteria, and food particles that sits on the surface of your pet’s teeth. When it hardens due to minerals in the saliva it is called tartar.
Since tartar is 85% bacterium, it can cause a lot of problems, including bad breath, infected teeth and gums, loss of teeth, and infections in distant organs such as the kidney and heart.
Dental Cleanings are recommended and are usually needed annually. Your pet will be lightly anesthetized using the ultra-safe gas, isoflourane; then your pet’s teeth will be root planed, scaled, polished and cleaned. This is identical to what your dental hygienist does for you. After the procedure, you can get a sweet kiss from your furry friend and we’ll show you how to maintain good oral hygiene when at home.
Our staff takes ongoing continuing education sessions and seminars in dental care to make sure that we are using the best technology, the best procedures, and caring for your pet in the most comforting manner possible. With diligent dental care at home, your pet could require less frequent dental cleanings.
Your pet’s dental care doesn’t rest with your veterinarian alone. As a pet owner, you play a pivotal role in helping ensure your pet’s dental health through regular teeth brushing.