Good oral hygiene is critical to your pet's good health. We provide dental exams and cleaning to make sure that your pet's teeth and mouth stay strong and healthy. We also stock oral hygiene kits that make it easy for you to maintain your pet's oral health at home.
Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans yet it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health.
Please feel free to print and fill out this dental release form before dropping your pet off for dental cleaning.
All of our dental cleanings include:
- Pre-Anesthetic bloodwork
- Anesthesia & monitoring to safely complete necessary treatments
- Comprehensive Oral Exam, a probing of gums & teeth, visualizing entire oral cavity & throat
- Ultrasonic cleaning above & below the gum line for complete removal of tartar
- Polishing to create smooth surfaces to inhibit recolonization of bacteria
Dental x-rays are an important standard of care because they allow visualization of the root system as well as diagnosis of periodontal and bony disease of the mouth. They also help guide dental extractions or other treatments if needed.
If dental disease is found we offer:
- Gingival surgery
- Periodontal treatments
- Pain management
- Antibiotic therapy
Periodontal disease. Photo by Dr. Jan Bellows
Dental Preventative Care
Dental care for animals is similar to dental care for humans, only animals can't brush their own teeth. Dental preventative care is important to keep pets happy and happy.
Consider these options to prevent periodontal disease:
- Brush your pet's teeth at least 2-3 times a week with veterinarian approved toothpaste
- Use Veterinary Oral Health Council approved products from www.vohc.org
- Schedule a dental cleaning by calling or emailing us.
Pet owners also play an important role in their animals’ oral health. Regular teeth brushing at home coupled with regular dental check-ups can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.