Just as you incorporate your own dental health into your daily routine, dental care should be an important part of your pet’s overall health care plan as well. If not properly cared for, bacteria can develop and begin to multiply within the mouth, causing plaque and tartar to build up on the teeth and below the gumline. This buildup can eventually lead to dental disease, a serious but common medical condition that can spread infection throughout your pet’s entire body, including the liver, lungs and heart. The best way to help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a clean, healthy mouth is to make a commitment to pet dental care, both professionally and at home.
Arcadia Veterinary Clinic offers comprehensive professional pet dentistry services to both treat and manage existing oral health problems and to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Our staff of qualified veterinary professionals is well versed in performing preventative dental services including thorough examinations of the teeth and gums, as well as cleanings and polishings using cutting edge equipment to remove plaque and tartar and make the teeth shine.
If your pet already has problems with his or her teeth, not to worry. It’s never too late to start your pet on the path to good oral health. We have the knowledge, experience and skills to address, treat, manage and correct a wide variety of existing oral health problems. Should it be deemed necessary, we are able to perform tooth repair and extractions, and a broad spectrum of other advanced dental services.
Some of the more common signs that your pet may be suffering from dental problems include:
- Bad breath
- Broken or loose teeth
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Difficulty chewing
Should you notice your furry family member exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, don’t hesitate to call us. The sooner we can get your companion’s oral health under control, the better the chances of correcting the problem once and for all.
In addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we also place a strong emphasis on home dental care for our patients. A once yearly exam and cleaning won’t be enough to keep tartar and plaque at bay. It’s up to you, as a responsible pet owner, to pick up where our appointments leave off and carry the care of your pet’s teeth home with you. We recommend that you brush your pet’s teeth at least three times a week. Need help? No problem. We’re happy to show you a demonstration. Together we’ll work hard to keep your pet smiling for many years to come!