It’s a great time to raise awareness around the importance of pet oral wellness. Dental disease in pets is similar to what happens with people, except that we usually take care of our smiles several times a day, while you’re pet does not. Just think of how your mouth would feel, look, taste and smell if you never brushed your teeth. Now think about your dog or cat and realize they need dental care just as much as you do.
Without proper preventive or therapeutic care, plaque and tartar buildup leads to periodontal disease, which affects the tissues and structures supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease causes red, swollen and tender gums, receding gums, bleeding, pain, bad breath and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.The inflammation and infection associated with periodontal disease may damage other organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, or lead to other serious health problems.
Here are some before and after photos from a recent procedure:
|Before dental cleaning||After dental cleaning|
After your pets dental cleaning, our staff will meet with you to discuss how the procedure went and as well to share home care tips with you. We will also provide you with a goodie bag containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental chews, and a Greenies treat.
Your pet's safety is always our number one priority. All of our dental and surgical procedures include the following:
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork - ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that his/her internal organs can safely process the anesthesia
- Sevoflurane Anesthesia - a very safe anesthetic gas for a rapid recovery from surgery
- Experienced Nursing Support - our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure
- State of the Art Dental Radiology
- IV catheter Placement - fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia
- Pain Medication - is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet’s comfort
Are you ready to book your pet's next dental cleaning? Call us today for an appointment at (269) 349-6060.