Our veterinarians provide dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.
When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Health & Wellness Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.
Routine Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Health & Wellness Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. We also check for lesions or abnormalities, remove tartar and plaque, and polish their teeth.
What Happens During a Dental Cleaning
- Prior to the dental cleaning, your pet will be put under anesthesia to prevent them from moving around and to allow the veterinarian to perform a full examination and cleaning. We make sure that your pet is comfortable and perfectly safe during the entire process.
- While your pet is under anesthesia, the vet examines the mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth. This can reveal any cases of lesions, gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. When these are discovered, they can usually be handled during the treatment.
- After examining the mouth, the vet will complete a full cleaning of the teeth and polish them thoroughly to give your pet a healthy, attractive set of teeth.
- After the anesthesia wears off, your pet is usually back to normal within minutes.
Call us today to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
- Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health