Your pet's dental health is an important part of his overall health. Dental disease is an often unrecognized source of pain in pets. Common signs of oral disease include: tartar buildup, red and swollen gums, bad breath, changes in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face, generalized depression.
A veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. This is recommended because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss. We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home. Our wellness program emphasizes and explains how you can avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future.
We use a modern and safe ultrasonic scaler to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.
Signs that may indicate it's time for a dental include:
- Bad Breath
- Difficulty Chewing Food
- Excessive Drooling
We highly encourage our owners to brush their dog's teeth. Please call us if you have any questions about brushing your pet's teeth.