Your Pet’s Dental Examination at Vets & Pets
Dental exams are a vital part of your pet’s overall health. Even when pet’s teeth appear to be clean, bacteria can exist below the gum line and do damage that you can’t see with the naked eye. That is why we encourage regular dental exams for all pets.
During the dental procedure your pet’s teeth will be cleaned, scaled, and polished. A highly trained professional uses state of the art dental tools to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums, while eliminating tartar and plaque. This not only gives your pet white, beautiful teeth and better breath, it helps protect them from a variety of illnesses that result from poor dental health.
To learn more about the dental procedure and how proper dental care can help your pet live a longer, healthier life, please call us today.
Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth at Home
Even though we see so many dental problems, owners still don’t understand how important it is for them to take care of their pet’s teeth. It is really important for them to regularly brush their pet’s teeth and give them dental chews. We also recommend regular visits with us to assess their overall dental health. There may be times when your pet may require a professional cleaning under anesthesia because we can reach areas where you are unable to reach at home with a toothbrush!
Signs of Pet Dental Problems
Dental disease affects a lot more animals than most people realize, especially as they age. Eighty percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three have some sort of dental problems.
- Purulent exudate (pus) around the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that bleed easily
- Sensitivity around the mouth
- Pawing at the mouth
- Gums that are inflamed (red) hyperplastic, or receding
- Loose or missing teeth
- Loose of appetite
- Stomach or intestinal upset
- Difficult chewing or eating
- Irritability or depression
Periodontal disease is irreversible. It is important to treat and control periodontal disease to maintain the health of the teeth, gums and to guard against infection spreading to other parts of the body.
We offer a complete range of veterinary dental and oral surgical services to keep your companions feeling their best.
At Vets & Pets you will find up-to-date equipment to examine, diagnose, and treat each patient and their individual needs.
- Dental radiology
- Complete dental cleaning (ultrasonic scaling, and hand scaling)
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental Extractions (complicated and uncomplicated)
- Full mouth extraction
- Oronasal fistula
- Oral tumor removal
- Jaw fracture repair
- Periodontics (treatment of periodontal disease)
- Oral disease (diagnosis and treatment)
- General anesthesia and pain control for all dental procedures
We may be able to provide up to 50% discount in some specific procedures such as:
- Dental extractions (complicated and uncomplicated)
- Full mouth extractions