Animal Medical and Surgical Center offers pet dental care for dogs and cats. Your pet’s oral care is an important factor in their overall health.
Pet dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. If left untreated, dental disease can lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, or tooth loss.
Pet dental disease can also affect other organs in the body. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream causing serious infections in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and heart.
The best protection against dental disease is proper preventive care. We recommend annual dental exams to evaluate your pet’s oral health, and catch small issues before they develop into large health concerns.
In addition to a physical exam of your pet’s mouth, our veterinary center offers the latest in veterinary imaging, and can provide digital X-rays and dental CT scans, as necessary.
Based on your pet’s exam, we will design a treatment protocol for your pet. We offer a variety of veterinary dental treatments such as:
- Dental cleaning
- Tooth extractions
- Tumor removal
In addition, there are many pet dental care options that you can perform at home. Our clinic offers many pet dental care items, including tooth brushes, dental chews, dental treats, and prescription pet food to support your pet’s dental needs. We are available to demonstrate proper brushing techniques to assist you.
Your pet’s dental care is an important component to their overall health. Please schedule an exam, if you notice any of the common signs of dental disease such as:
- Bad breath
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Excessive drooling
- Loose teeth
- Pawing at the face
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth