Comprehensive Dental Care for Cats & Dogs
Routine dental care helps preserve your pet’s oral health. If left unattended to, your dog or cat’s oral health could be compromised, leading to dental issues like tooth decay, gum infections, and periodontal disease.
Regular dental care for your pets includes brushing their teeth, providing dental chews or toys, and most importantly, scheduling professional cleanings.
Comprehensive dental radiography enables us to visualize underlying issues and concerns that lie beneath the gum line.
Dental Surgery in Ingersoll
We understand that finding out that your pet needs dental surgery can be overwhelming. We strive to make this process as stress-free as possible, for you and for your pet.
We'll do everything we can to ensure your pet's experience with us is comfortable. We'll break down each step of the process to you in detail before the procedure, including preparation and post-operative care requirements.
Signs of Dental Health Issues in Cats & Dogs
If you notice any of the following symptoms in your friends, it's time for a dental checkup.
- Tartar buildup
- Loose and/or broken teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Bad breath
- Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Abnormal chewing
- Dropping food from the mouth
- Discolored teeth
Teeth Cleaning & Examinations
Annual dental examinations are an essential part of caring for your dog or cat's overall health. Early detection of oral health issues can help to prevent your cats and dogs from suffering from tooth decay, broken teeth, or periodontal disease.
A dental appointment typically involves the following:
- Pre-Anesthetic Assessment
A thorough pre-anesthetic physical assessment will be completed for your friend before the dental exam.
We will take blood and urine analyses to ensure it's safe for your cat and dog to undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics, such as chest radiographs or an ECG, may also be conducted.
- Administering Anesthesia
Anesthesia is administered to all patients undergoing dental procedures. This allows us to do a thorough examination and cleaning as well as capturing any required x-rays safely and efficiently without undue stress on the pet.
- Oral Examination & Cleaning
Once your furry friend is under anesthesia, we will conduct a complete, tooth-by-tooth, oral examination and charting. Their teeth will be cleaned and polished and X-rays may be taken. We then apply a fluoride treatment to each tooth, as well as dental sealant to prevent plaque from attaching to the enamel.
- Follow-up Exam & Home Care
Your veterinarian may recommend a follow-up examination. During this visit, we will discuss any concerns and provide advice on at-home care for your furry friend's teeth.