Dental care is one the most crucial areas of healthcare for pets, but also one of the most overlooked. In addition to causing irreversible damage to your pet's mouth, poor dental care can cause fatal bacteria to migrate to other areas of the body including the liver, kidney and heart. Proper dental care is essential to the well-being and happiness of your animal. Your animal can't tell you when it's mouth hurts, but providing it with proper dental care doesn't have to be a guessing game. If you recognize any of these symptoms below in your animal talk to us about it immediately.
- tooth Loss, broken teeth
- abnormal chewing, drooling
- dropping food or toys
- oral swelling, bleeding
- discolored teeth
- bad breath
- reduced appetite or taking a long time to eat
You may have seen advertisements for "anesthesia-free dental cleaning"and wonder why this dental cleaning is occurring outside the vet clinic. The term "anesthesia-free" may sound less risky for your pet than a veterinary dental cleaning under anesthesia, but when it comes to dental health the risks of periodontal disease and oral pathology outweigh any potential benefits. 80% of periodontal disease is below the gum line where you can't see it. This part cannot be cleaned during a non-professional dental cleaning.
At Uncas we offer comprehensive oral health exams and treatment plans. This is a process that ensures the entire mouth is being examined with diagnostic tools and equipment, including full mouth dental x-rays, just like at your dentist's office. The cleaning of the teeth is done with professional equipment by a registered veterinary technologist, in which all healthy teeth are cleaned both above and below the gum-line. Often, dental surgery is required, which is done by a veterinarian trained in the most recent and effective techniques. After a dental procedure, you are provided the tools and information needed to help you maintain the improved condition of your pets mouth.
Talk to us today about the state of your animals mouth and what we can do to improve it!