Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. The veterinarians at North Shore Animal League America Can give your pet the dental care needed to maintain optimum health and happiness. The medical team at our Pet Health Center provides dental procedures for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
Our facility is equipped with the very latest dental equipment and technology and this allows us to perform a range of dental services including:
- Cleaning, Scaling and Polishing
- Dental sealants
- Oral Surgery
- Dental Radiographs
Our Veterinary Dentist Provides Animal Dental Care
The AAHA Guidelines state that cleaning a companion animal’s teeth without general anesthesia is considered unacceptable and below the standard of care. At the North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers, our veterinarians use general anesthesia with intubation to properly assess and treat your pet. This not only safer for your pet, it also helps make your pet more comfortable during the procedure.
Laboratory tests can be performed at a pre-dental or annual wellness exam to ensure the safest anesthetic protocol is being utilized for your pet. During the procedure and after it, your pet is closely monitored for any signs of complications by a licensed veterinary technician.
After the procedure, your pet may be prescribed medications to help manage any pain, inflammation and swelling that may result.
Dental disease is unfortunately very common in household pets, and if left untreated, it can be very dangerous. An unhealthy mouth will increase your pet’s risk for a range of major problems, including heart disease and kidney failure. Regular dental care should be part of your pet’s health regimen.
Schedule an appointment if you observe any of the following problems:
- Bad breath
- Broken or loose teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain in or around the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today and give your pet the dental care needed to stay on the path of good health.
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