Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care in Maywood

Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean Promotes Better Health

Pet dental care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, certainly. But you may not realize that dental care protects your pet from systemic medical problems, such as heart, kidney, and liver disease too. The gums and tissue of the mouth offer the perfect outlet for transporting infection through 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 The 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 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 required; patients will also receive antibiotics and full mouth digital x-rays.

At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, 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.

Indicators of Dental Disease in Pets

Broken teeth or bleeding are often indicators of dental disease in pets.

Some other symptoms include the following:

  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing food
  • Pain when chewing food or the 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 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 help in this area, you may enjoy the WebMD Pet Health website, which offers a video demonstration on how to brush your dog’s teeth and the comprehensive article “10 Steps to Cat Dental Health.”

For more information about pet dental care in Maywood, call (201) 800-6039.

The Maywood difference

  • We're Pet People

    We understand the bond between humans and animals and genuinely care about their health and your happiness.

  • AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital

    Only 15% of animal hospitals are accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. We always strive to uphold the highest standards in professional pet care.

  • Thoughtful Guidance & Advice

    We provide information and materials to help you understand your pet's diagnosis and make informed decisions.

  • On-Site Pharmacy and Shop

    We offer a well-stocked pharmacy and an on-site retail area with pet treats, prescription diets and other pet supplies.

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