Dentistry represents the most-often neglected component of veterinary health care. Routine dental health care is essential to maintain our pets’ health. Without basic dental health care many potentially serious health issues may arise. For pets with chronic illness, proper dental hygiene plays an even more critical role in managing their overall condition.
Our hospital features a state-of-the-art dental suite, complete with cutting edge technology and equipment. This includes modern ultrasonic scaling tools, which are used to clean all teeth thoroughly above and below the gum line. The teeth are then polished to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Finally, we apply a dental sealant directly to the enamel to provide added plaque build-up resistance.
In some cases, dental disease has progressed to more advanced stages and more aggressive approaches to dental care will be required. We are equipped with the appropriate technology and knowledge to handle many of these advanced dental issues. Some of the many dental procedures we can provide for your pet, include:
- Root Canals
- Tooth bonding
- Tooth extraction
- General oral surgery
One of the first signs of dental disease is bad breath (halitosis). Bleeding gums, difficulty chewing, increased salivation or pawing at the mouth, and dark or damaged teeth are other potential signs you may be noticing in your pet’s mouth. If you have noticed any of these signs, please discuss treatment options with one of our veterinarians.
Your pet deserves to enjoy a healthy, happy smile, and we want to work with you to make that happen. Even if you’ve never given your companion’s oral health a second thought, it’s never too late to start!