Comprehensive Pet Dental Care

at Northpark Animal Hospital

Pet dental hygiene is extremely important for every animal at every life stage. Dental disease doesn’t just cause bad breath—it can result in the loss of teeth and lead to diseases in other organ systems, causing significant damage to the kidneys, liver, and heart.

During the annual wellness exam, your pet receives a general exam of his teeth, gums, and oral cavity. This offers clues as to the condition of your pet’s mouth and reveals any obvious problems such as broken teeth, gum disease, or oral tumors. A more thorough exam, including dental x-rays, can be performed under general anesthesia, when indicated. While under anesthesia, we are able to complete a comprehensive dental cleaning, including ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and sealing.

During your visit, our staff can discuss appropriate products and proper techniques for home dental care, which helps to prevent periodontal disease and will minimize the frequency your pet requires professional in–hospital cleaning.

In addition to basic dental hygiene and routine dental care, our veterinarians are able to diagnose and treat dental and periodontal disease in pets.

Contact our office to schedule a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning for your pet.

Help with Home Dental Care

Regular home dental care helps to prevent periodontal disease and will minimize the frequency and expense of in–hospital cleanings. For help in this area, you may enjoy the WebMD Pet Health website, which offers a video demonstration in How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and the comprehensive article Ten Steps to Cat Dental Health.

For more information on getting started with your pet’s home dental care regime, read AAHA teeth brushing article.

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

~ Billings

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~ Immanuel Kant

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