Pet Dental Care
Dental care is an essential part of your pet’s health care routine and can impact his or her overall health. Regular professional dental exams and cleanings as well as at-home care will keep your pet’s teeth strong and healthy for years to come. Without proper dental care, your pet may suffer from gingivitis, tooth loss, and painful infections that can even affect other organs.
Professional Dental Care at Stafford Veterinary Center
Stafford Veterinary Center is dedicated to providing the following comprehensive, preventative dental services for dogs and cats:
- Thorough dental examinations
- Comprehensive dental cleanings, polishing, and fluoride treatments
- Minor oral surgery including, but not limited to, tooth extractions, fistula repairs and removal of oral tumors
- Comprehensive pain management before, during, and after any oral procedure that may produce discomfort
- Monitored general anesthesia through the dental procedure by our knowledgeable, well-trained technicians with the aid of digital monitoring equipment
- Home dental care instructions and product recommendations
At-Home Dental Care for Your Pet
Regular home dental care will prevent the build-up of plaque on your pet’s teeth. Brushing your cat or dog’s teeth on a daily basis significantly reduces the build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is an accumulation of bacteria that can lead to periodontitis if ignored. Periodontitis causes pain and chronic oral infections that will eventually loosen and destroy the teeth, possibly leading to bone loss.
Stafford Veterinary Center can provide you with advice and various options on how to care for your dog or cat’s teeth at home. Call us today to schedule a dental exam.
Symptoms of Pet Dental Disease
Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases:
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth