Is your pet is going through excessive drooling or bad breath? Are you noticing them pawing at their mouth? Are they hesitant to eat their food or does chewing seem painful? These could be symptoms of dental disease, and yellow teeth and bleeding gums could also be seen.
Besides BAD BREATH, dental disease can:
Release bacteria in the bloodstream
Increase the risk for heart, liver and kidney disease
Cause severe pain and problems for your pet
Pets should have routine dental cleanings to improve their quality and range of life. Having dental cleanings regularly can:
Allow veterinarians to chart and evaluate dental disease over time
Reduce the need for a higher-level of expensive treatment in the future
Reduce need for teeth extractions (pulling)
Dental disease is THE most prevalent disease in dogs. There have been recent studies show 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over the age of 3 have dental disease. It’s actually the most common disease seen at Your Family Veterinarian. Annual dental cleanings could add 2 to 4 years to your pet’s life!
Our veterinarians and staff provide the most advanced techniques and technology in:
Dental cleaning (scaling) and polishing
Routine tooth extractions
Surgical tooth extractions
Deciduous "baby teeth" extractions
Orinasal fistula repair
Gingival surgery using radiosurgery or laser surgery
Full mouth extractions
Fracture repair of the jaw
What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Cleaning?
Thorough dental cleanings can only be performed while a pet is under general anesthesia. This is safe to use for all animals and your pet’s respiration, heart rate, and oxygen saturation is monitored before, during and after the dental procedure.
Preceding the anesthesia, blood tests are conducted so any hidden illnesses can be discovered. This will help us review the health of your pet to make sure that anesthetizing is safe before we can proceed with the dental procedure. A professional cleaning (sometimes called prophylaxis) will remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth. Your pet’s whole mouth health (teeth, tongue, gums, and lips) will be examined and assessed during the dental cleaning.