Does your pet have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, dog/cat breath is not just a nuisance, it's a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet's teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth..
Proper dental care requires routine exams and cleanings. We offer dental care services for dogs and cats to maintain their oral health and prevent the onset of gum disease. These services include:
- Oral exams
- Dental prophylaxis (cleaning with ultrasonic scaler)
- Tooth extractions (if necessary)
- OraVet chews
Before scheduling a dental cleaning for your pet, we will conduct an examination and do any pre-anesthetic blood work that may be needed. Teeth cleanings are performed with an ultrasonic scaler, and fluoride is applied after the cleaning to prevent tooth decay in the future.