Dental Care for Pets

dog and Cat Dentist

Pet Dental Care

Your Pet’s Health Depends Upon Good Dental Care

At Crestwood Animal Clinic, we provide professional veterinary dental care for dogs and cats.  Dental disease is the most common disease identified in dogs and cats. More than 70% of cats and 80% of dogs over three years of age suffer with some form of dental disease.  Dental disease is preventable through proactive dental care.  It is important to your dog and cat’s overall health care program to provide regular, professional dental care for your pet.

Clinical Signs of Dental Disease

Your pet cannot tell you when they have a dental problem, making it difficult for you to know when they need a treatment.  Bad breath is often the first sign of dental disease that you will notice. The same bacteria that causes bad breath, if left untreated, can spread through the blood stream and damage the kidneys, heart and possibly other organs. Oral exams and preventative professional dental cleaning, scaling and polishing help to keep your pet's mouth healthy and pain-free.  Signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Salivating excessively
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Dropping food or running away from food dish
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when touched in the mouth area
  • Bleeding from the mouth

If your pet shows any of the above symptoms, call us immediately to check if your pet is suffering from painful dental disease.

We offer Comprehensive, Professional Pet Dental Care

Our preventative dental care includes complete ultrasonic scaling, subgingival cleaning and polishing.  We place your pet under anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination.  We examine each tooth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease.  We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment.  We give your pet’s teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing.  After professional cleaning, your pet’s mouth with be healthier and pain free.

 

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