Dental care is vital to maintaining your pet’s overall health and is often overlooked. The team at Woodland Animal Hospital wants to ensure your pet is always feeling their best, and this includes providing 24-hour pet dental care. We can provide dog and cat teeth cleaning and recommend at-home care to help maintain your pet’s good dental health between visits to our hospital.
Call Woodland Animal Hospital to schedule your pet’s teeth cleaning appointment today!
Managing Your Pet’s Dental Health
Because dental care is so important, our team recommends having your pet’s teeth cleaned and checked at least once a year, which can help reduce the chance of bad breath or oral infections in pets. The following symptoms or behaviors suggest your pet needs dental care:
Lack of appetite or inability to chew
Excessive chewing or drooling
Discoloration or tartar build up
Broken, loose or missing teeth
Swelling or bleeding in or around the mouth
Common Pet Dental Care Questions
Preventative cat and dog teeth cleanings are more affordable, prevent pain and discomfort, and maintain your pet’s clean and healthy smile. Periodontal disease and tooth infections are very common in dogs and cats, and can affect pets for years prior to being diagnosed. In addition, plaque and tartar build up can cause infection of the heart, liver, and kidneys, and potentially shorten your pet’s lifespan.
Luckily, these problems can be prevented at Woodland Animal Hospital through high quality pet dental care services for dogs and cats. We use advanced technology to make certain your pet receives the best possible care and ensure their safety during every procedure.
To ensure your pet’s dental health is properly maintained, our team will provide the following services at a dental appointment:
- A physical and oral exam
- Calculus removal above the gum line
- Sub-gingival scaling, root planning and curettage
- Tooth polishing
- Post-cleaning exam
- Maintaining a record of abnormalities
- Providing detailed instructions for at-home care
- Digital Dental Radiographs recommended for all pets for an additional fee
Our team uses digital dental X-rays to evaluate your pet’s mouth below the gum line. We recommend full mouth X-rays for every pet to check for underlying diseases, including root abscesses, root fractures, severe bone loss of the jaw, and cystic lesions and address them during your pet’s appointment.