Do you brush your teeth every day? How about your pet's teeth? Pets can suffer from gingivitis, tooth root abscesses, broken teeth, and, in cats, cavities. All of these conditions are very painful and can cause the surrounding teeth and jaw bones to become affected and weak as well. Many pets, especially cats, are very good at hiding the signs of pain and may continue to eat and drink normally despite severe dental disease. In addition to the local effect of dental disease in the mouth, dental health affects every system in the body and can lead to infections in many organs including the heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder, and liver. Regular dental hygiene and yearly dental cleanings from our pet dentist can help prevent a number of problems and keep your pet comfortable.
Our pet dentistry offers comprehensive dental care including individually tailored anesthetic protocols, extensive anesthesia monitoring, digital dental x-ray for detailed disease identification, complete oral examination and evaluation, thorough cleaning and polish, dental sealant to prolong the effects of the cleaning, and oral surgery including extractions when necessary. Our knowledgeable animal hospital staff is always happy to discuss daily dental care including brushing, dental diet, water additives, and oral gels to keep your pet's teeth healthy between cleanings.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning at our animal hospital, please call us at 336-338-7290.