Why Pet Dental Care is Important
We understand the significance of dental care in your pet’s life. Dental disease is alarmingly common, affecting 70% to 85% of pets over the age of 2. Ignoring your pet’s oral health can have serious consequences, as poor dental hygiene can lead to severe health issues, including potential infections in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Spotting dental problems can be challenging, but routine check-ups are your pet’s best defense. Look for signs such as discolored teeth, red and inflamed gums, bad breath, loose teeth, swollen mouth or gums, pain while eating, and a reluctance to engage with chew toys. These are subtle indicators of underlying dental issues that may be causing your furry companion discomfort.
The Benefits of Pet Dental Care
Enhanced Overall Health
Regular dental care can extend your pet’s life and improve their well-being. Addressing dental issues promptly prevents harmful bacteria from infiltrating vital organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. A healthy mouth equals a healthier pet.
Improved Quality of Life
Imagine the discomfort of a toothache or gum infection. Pets with dental issues suffer silently. Our dental care services alleviate pain, ensuring your pet enjoys mealtime and playtime without any hindrance.
Fresh Breath and Clean Teeth
A sparkling smile and fresh breath are more than just cosmetic. Clean teeth make your pet’s kisses more enjoyable and prevent bad breath caused by dental disease.
Teeth Cleaning: The Palisades Veterinary Hospital Way
At Palisades Veterinary Hospital, we go above and beyond to provide your pet with comprehensive dental care. Our process is meticulous, ensuring your pet’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure.
Before any dental work begins, we conduct a detailed physical examination of your pet to ensure they are in good health. Your pet’s safety and well-being are our top priorities.
Anesthesia for Comfort
To ensure a painless and stress-free experience, we administer anesthesia. Your pet’s comfort is paramount, allowing us to work with precision.
Tartar Removal and Cleaning
Our skilled veterinary team uses hand scalers, ultrasonic scalers, and curettes to remove tartar above and below the gum line. We also polish teeth, clean gums, and apply an antibacterial solution to deter future tartar buildup.