Dentistry

Does your pet have bad breath? Do you find yourself shying away from those wet, slobbery kisses or turning your head when he or she comes in to snuggle close?

We don’t want either of you to miss out on those important bonding moments! That’s why we’ve developed such a comprehensive dental care system. Through regular care, your loved one’s mouth will be clean and fresh! If your pet already suffers from an existing dental problem, we can help with that as well.

Our routine, preventative dental care services include exams, teeth cleaning and polishing, sealing and digital dental x-rays to further assess oral health below the gum line. Beyond this, we are also experienced in performing a number of advanced dental treatments, including tooth extractions, root canal therapy, pulp capping, restorations, and reparative oral surgery.

During a regular dental visit, we use modern equipment to closely examine your pet’s teeth above and below the gum line, looking for any signs of a problem, such as fractures or periodontal disease. X-rays will be taken to assist the doctor in determining the health of the teeth at the root level. Without this important step, we could be leaving behind diseased teeth that may cause your pet pain and lead to infection of the bone surrounding the tooth.

Following the exam, we will focus on cleaning your pet’s teeth to remove dangerous plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to decay. The teeth will then be polished to a healthy sheen. Any excess paste or debris is then flushed away when the teeth are rinsed. A sealant or tartar barrier can then be applied to the teeth to help prevent tartar from reattaching to the teeth.

Home Care

Proper home care can help keep plaque buildup under control in between vet visits. Although brushing your pet’s teeth is best begun at a young age, it’s never too late to start. We recommend introducing the brush and paste to your pet as a treat on a toy, letting them play with it and chew on it as desired. Once the newness wears off you can try a little brushing. Take it slow and reward your pet’s tolerance of even a few strokes with the toothbrush on the teeth with lots of love and a small treat. Before you know it, you’ll be a home-brushing pro!

Don’t let bad oral health keep you from enjoying those close-up moments with your pet. Schedule a dental appointment today!

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