Walnut Village Pet Hospital Dentistry

Dental health plays a vital role in your pet’s overall wellbeing. By providing comprehensive dental care, we can ensure our pets are always at their happiest and healthiest, free from discomfort and potential systemic health concerns.

Neglecting dental care can result in unnecessary suffering for our pets, affecting their overall well-being and quality of life. Without professional dental check-ups and cleanings, as well as routine at-home dental care, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

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Our Approach to Your Pet's Dental Health

We prioritize your pet’s dental health as a key component of their overall well-being. Our comprehensive dental care services include regular dental check-ups to catch and prevent issues early.

Our commitment extends to educating you on effective at-home dental care, including brushing techniques, dental treats, and special diets, to maintain your pet’s oral health between visits.

The Dangers of Neglecting Dental Health

With up to 80% of dogs and cats over three years of age experiencing some form of dental disease, it’s essential to take preventative measures against the dangers associated with neglecting dental health. Not only can gum disease lead to oral pain and tooth loss, but it can also pose serious risks to your pet’s overall health. Bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream and spread to vital organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, causing potentially life-threatening conditions. Additionally, dental disease can impact your pet’s ability to eat and enjoy their food, leading to malnutrition and weight loss.

Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

As responsible pet owners, it’s crucial to be aware of the signs of dental disease in our furry companions. These can include:

  • Difficulty chewing or eating
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  • Loose or missing teeth

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it’s essential to schedule a dental check-up with our team at Walnut Village Pet Hospital.

Keeping Your Pet's Teeth Healthy

Yearly Dental Exams and Routine Professional Dental Cleanings

Just like how we visit the dentist regularly, our pets also require yearly dental exams to stay on top of their oral health. These exams help to catch any potential issues early before they become more severe and potentially costly. Additionally, scheduling routine professional dental cleanings is vital for removing plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed through at-home care.

To ensure a complete assessment, all dental cleanings include dental X-rays to identify hidden problems beneath the gumline. If dental issues are discovered, our skilled veterinarians can provide expert treatment options, including tooth extractions and other necessary procedures, ensuring your pet’s comfort and health.

Our veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants work together to provide professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. These cleanings are performed under general anesthesia, with multi-parameter monitoring of vital signs during the entire procedure.

After the professional dental cleaning, our team will follow up with care suggestions, and pain medication (if needed) to help ensure your pet’s comfort and speedy recovery.

At-Home Dental Care

Effective at-home dental care is essential for maintaining your pet’s oral health between professional cleanings. Our team can provide you with expert advice on proper brushing techniques, as well as recommend effective dental treats and special diets to reduce plaque and tartar build up

A healthy smile is essential for your pet’s overall well-being, as neglecting dental care can lead to pain, infections, and systemic health issues. Trust us to keep your pet’s teeth and gums in excellent condition, helping to ensure they enjoy a happy, pain-free life. Schedule a dental care appointment at Walnut Village Pet Hospital today, and let’s work together to maintain your pet’s beautiful smile and optimal health.

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