Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

A dog licking its lips next to a cat

Unleashing Radiant Smiles: Elevating Veterinary Dental Care

A dog with our technician

At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, our veterinary dentistry services go beyond mere cleanings to benefit the well-being of your pets. Oral health is a cornerstone of your pet's overall health.

Dental issues can extend beyond the mouth, impacting organs and exacerbating existing health conditions. When part of a preventive care plan, routine dental care not only maintains fresh breath, but also prevents more serious complications. Signs of dental disease can vary, but they may include some of these symptoms:

  • Bad Breath (Halitosis): Persistent bad breath is often an early sign of dental issues, indicating the presence of bacteria in the mouth.
  • Difficulty Chewing or Eating: Pets with dental problems may exhibit reluctance to eat, drop food, or show signs of discomfort while chewing.
  • Red or Bleeding Gums: Inflamed or bleeding gums are indicative of gingivitis or more advanced stages of dental disease.
  • Pawing at the Mouth: Pets in pain may paw at their mouths, which signals discomfort or irritation.
  • Loose or Missing Teeth: Dental disease can lead to loose or missing teeth, affecting a pet's ability to chew and causing further complications.
  • Excessive Drooling: Unusual drooling can be a sign of dental issues, especially if it's accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Visible Tartar or Plaque: The presence of visible tartar or plaque on the teeth indicates a buildup of bacteria and can contribute to dental disease.
A cat eating

Beyond Fresh Breath—Dental Health Benefits for Your Pet

Of course, a dental cleaning will also contribute to fresher breath for your pet, but the health benefits go much further. Maintaining good oral health enhances a pet's overall well-being, ensuring they can eat, play, and live comfortably.

Regular dental cleanings help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of gingivitis and more severe dental conditions such as lost teeth. Dental disease can be painful for pets, impacting their quality of life, but regular cleanings and care help prevent pain and discomfort. Because dental disease can lead to systemic health issues that affect the heart, kidneys, and other organs, proper dental care that prevents these issues benefits your pet’s overall health and longevity.

Professional Veterinary Dental Care for Your Pet

At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, we understand the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being, prioritizing preventive care to enhance your pet's quality of life. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology to ensure the highest standard of care for your pets. As a Fear Free Certified practice, we also prioritize a stress-free experience, incorporating gentle techniques and compassionate handling to keep your pets at ease.

All of our dental procedures are performed with sedation for comfort and safety. Before any procedure begins, our staff will perform pre-anesthesia bloodwork to ensure your pet is in good health. Dental care can then be administered while your pet is calm, secure, and closely monitored by our veterinarians and techs.

Dog with mouth open wide

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Our skilled veterinary dentists conduct thorough examinations, identifying potential issues early, and ensuring preventive measures are in place.

Professional Dental Cleanings

Using advanced techniques, we remove plaque and tartar, which safeguards your pet from gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental X-rays

Our diagnostic capabilities include dental X-rays to provide a detailed view of the teeth and supporting structures, which is crucial for identifying hidden issues.

Oral Surgery

When necessary, our experienced team performs dental surgeries to address issues such as extractions and tooth resorptions.

At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, we're not just preserving teeth; we're nurturing radiant smiles that signify a lifetime of health and happiness. Schedule an appointment for a dental exam by giving us a call today.