Comprehensive Dentals is a great way to keep up with your pet’s wellness.
Comprehensive Cat & Dog Dental Care
Fitting regular dental care in your cat or dog’s routine is a critical part of their oral and overall health and sadly most pets don’t receive the proper oral hygiene care they require to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Our staff provides dental health education to all pet owners to teach them how to implement at-home dental care for their pets.
Pet Teeth Cleaning & Exams
Your pet’s dental checkup is like taking them to a cat/dog dentist. You should bring them in for a dental examination at least once a year, pets that are more prone to dental conditions might have to see us more frequently.
Our vets are able to assess, diagnose and treat dental health problems in both cats and dogs.
- Dental exams
- Teeth Cleaning & Polishing
- Full mouth extractions
- Dental X-rays
- Oral surgery (including tooth extractions and gum disease treatment)
If you see any of the symptoms below in your pet, bring them in for a dental checkup.
- Tartar buildup
- Loose and/or broken teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Bad breath
- Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Discolored teeth
We will complete a thorough pre-anesthetic physical assessment for your pet prior to the dental exam.
We will take blood to make sure it’s safe for your cat or dog to undergo anesthesia. We might also conduct additional diagnostics.
When your pet is under anesthesia, we will perform a complete oral examination (tooth by tooth) and charting.
Next, we clean and polish their teeth (including under the gum line) and X-rays are also taken. We then apply a fluoride treatment to every tooth.
The last step is to apply a dental sealant to keep plaque from attaching to the enamel. If advanced periodontal disease is discovered, your veterinarian will create a treatment plan and discuss it with you.
Why do pets need their teeth cleaned?
Cats and dogs can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health, just like humans.
When our pets eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if it is not brushed away routinely.
This can cause infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. This makes regular dental care an essential part of preventing pain or disease in the gums.
What long-term problems can poor oral health potentially cause in my pet?
Other than causing problems like cavities, bad breath and severe periodontal disease, oral health issues and conditions can lead to disease in the liver, kidney, heart, and other areas of your pet’s body.
Cysts or tumors can also develop, or your pet might not feel well in general. In addition, diseases related to oral health conditions can shorten your cat or dog’s lifespan and cause them significant pain.
That’s why regular dental care is so important to your pet’s physical health and wellbeing.