Dental care is an important factor in the overall health of your pet. As in humans, the build-up of plaque and tartar deposits that result from inadequate maintenance of your dog or cat’s teeth and gums leads to gingivitis and periodontitis. These diseases, in their advanced stages, pose serious health risks to your pet which can include heart, lung, and kidney problems. Regular professional cleanings are important to maintaining your pet's overall health in addition to retaining his or her teeth.
We recommend a preventative dental care routine that begins with professional cleanings performed by our highly trained staff. While basic visual oral examinations can be performed while your pet is awake, short-term anesthetic must be administered to perform a comprehensive tooth and gum examination and professional cleaning.
We are able to provide advanced dental care for your pet. Our goal in providing these services is to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free for years to come. Proper dental care can increase the lifespan of your pet.
Once your pet’s teeth have been professionally cleaned and polished, a good dental care routine should continue at home. If you haven’t checked or cleaned your pet’s teeth today, please remember to take a few minutes for this important task. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day will reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss.
We utilize the safest anesthetic options available and provide the same safe monitoring techniques for dental procedures that are used in all of our surgeries. Before beginning the cleaning, blood tests (CBC and Chemistry) are performed to ensure that your dog or cat is a good candidate for anesthesia. Pets are monitored during dental cleanings and surgery (pulse ox, respiratory monitoring, EKG, temperature monitoring, ventilator, oxygen) by a skilled certified technician throughout the course of the dental treatment. We ensure your pet has minimal pain before, during and after their dental procedure. We utilize multiple therapies to control pain until they are fully recovered.
If you think your dog or cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please call us at your earliest convenience to arrange a dental exam for your pet.
Animal Hospital at the Crossing
3001 Village Office Place
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