Dental disease is the most common disease affecting dogs and cats. Dental pain and infection are often present without a pet exhibiting any symptoms. Because of this, regular professional evaluation and cleaning under anesthesia is important to maintain your pet’s health. The teeth are evaluated by probing under the gumline and using dental x-rays. Each tooth is cleaned thoroughly above and below the gumline. The teeth are polished and either a fluoride or sealant (Sanos) is applied to make the teeth more resistant to plaque buildup. At home dental care is also critical to the health of you pet. We carry a variety of products from CET and Clenz-a-dent.
A referral can be made to a veterinary dentist in cases that require advanced dental treatment beyond tooth extraction. A great resource for further information is the American Veterinary Dental College .