Dental health is an important aspect of a pet’s overall wellness, longevity, and comfort. Since there can be no clinical signs of oral pain or disease, regular examination by a veterinarian is key If we spot signs of gingivitis, plaque and tartar buildup, or other problems during routine exams, we will recommend a thorough dental cleaning.
Depending on your pet’s age and the current condition of the teeth, we may recommend an in-hospital dental cleaning under sedation. Sedated dentistry allows us to thoroughly clean the teeth and remove all plaque from under the gum line. Any necessary extractions can be done and we can assess the health of the gums and make recommendations for at-home care.
At-Home Pet Dental Care
There are many things pet owners can do at home to keep their pet’s mouth healthy.
- Dental chews—Good chew toys can help to scrape away plaque and pets have fun playing with them too.
- Dental diets—Some advances in pet food have allowed for diets that reduce the likelihood of plaque buildup. Be sure to contact one of our knowledgeable staff with your questions.