Veterinary Dentistry in Maywood: Pet Dental Care for Healthier Dogs & Cats
Pet dental care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, certainly. You may not realize that dental care protects your pet from systemic medical problems such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. The gums and tissue of the mouth offer the perfect outlet for transporting infection throughout the body, causing illness and even death in an otherwise well-cared-for pet.
For truly comprehensive wellness care, take this simple step: schedule your pet for regular oral exams and teeth cleaning. Contact Maywood Veterinary Clinic to arrange a pet dental exam for your animal companion.
Professional Teeth Cleaning for Your Dog or Cat
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning and polishing of your pet’s teeth. Once an animal develops dental disease, treatment becomes more involved with elaborate and costly dental procedures. Prevention is always the best, most comfortable choice for pets and owners.
Treatment depends on the severity of the disease and the condition of the individual patient. Pets undergoing dental prophylaxis are sedated for their safety and wellbeing. Prior to sedation, bloodwork is generally recommended and some patients will receive antibiotics.
At Maywood, professional teeth cleaning is performed by trained technicians. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line.
Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Every February is Dental Month: 15% off all dentals at that time!
Contact our office to schedule your pet.
Every February is Dental Month: 15% off all dentals at that time! Contact our office to schedule your pet.
Indicators of Dental Disease in Pets
Broken teeth or bleeding are often indicators of dental disease in pets. Some other symptoms of dental disease include the following:
- Bad breath
- Difficultly chewing food
- Painful when chewing food or mouth is handled
- Excessive drooling
- Red or inflamed gums
If you notice any of the above signs, contact us to schedule a dental exam.
Home Dental Care & Maintenance
Keeping your pet’s teeth clean between visits is easier than you think. A simple home routine can be incorporated into your grooming and socializing time. Many pets grow to enjoy this interaction with their owners.
At your next wellness visit, ask us about developing a routine with your pet. We will instruct you in techniques to make brushing teeth easier.
For more information on getting started with your pet’s home dental care regime, read the AAHA teeth brushing article