Has your pet had a dental exam performed recently? Remember that regular dental care is crucial to keeping the plaque away—and keeping the potential of periodontal disease under wraps. Bad breath should be the first of your worries as it is an indication of dental disease. This is why our veterinarians regularly check your pet’s teeth during an exam and will tell you when a comprehensive dental procedure is needed.
By age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease, which can cause oral pain, tooth loss, and make eating difficult. At advanced stages, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications.
We provide exceptional care for your pet and their health and safety is our top priority. Prior to your pet’s comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment, the doctor will perform an examination and pre-operative blood tests to make sure your pet is a safe candidate for anesthesia. During the comprehensive dental procedure, your pet’s oral cavity will be thoroughly examined, all teeth will be ultrasonically scaled, and radiographs or x-rays will be taken.
After your pet’s comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment, the team at South Branch Veterinary Services will talk to you about how to maintain good oral health going forward with a plan specifically designed for your best friend!
If it’s been more than a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call at 908-735-9998. Our team will turn that frown upside down!