Dental care is one of the most important things you can do for your pet’s long-term health. Brushing removes the daily accumulation of plaque from the teeth. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is very common among dogs, cats and other pets. Aside from causing bad breath, gum disease can also lead to pain and tooth loss. Gum disease is not reversible, so it’s important to make sure that your pet does not get it in the first place. With our team, you can help maintain your pet’s dental health all throughout their life.
How do you care for a pet’s teeth, mouth and gums?
At Dundas Veterinary Services, we offer routine dental cleaning under general anesthesia, full mouth X-rays, and surgical tooth extractions if needed.
How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?
In reality, you should be brushing their teeth twice daily. We promise that it’s not as difficult as it seems! One of our experienced Registered Veterinary Technicians will guide you through the process of introducing your pet to teeth brushing. With the right technique and tools (e.g. toothpaste and toothbrushes made specifically for your pet), both you and your loyal companion will have a daily routine in no time.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Healthy teeth make for a happy and healthy pet (and pet parent)! At the very least, your furry friend should go through a full dental exam at least once a year. This will allow us to analyze their teeth and get ahead of any problems. We might also suggest dental cleaning depending on your pet’s dental health at the time of consultation.
What happens during a dog/cat dental cleaning procedure?
Blood work is performed to ensure that your pet is fit for anesthesia. Once they are unconscious, we conduct a full oral examination and take dental radiographs. The healthy teeth are cleaned and polished while any abscessed or damaged teeth are surgically extracted. During the anesthesia, the patient is monitored by both the veterinarian and a registered veterinary technician. Please contact our team for any further questions, which we would be happy to answer.