Good dental hygiene can increase your pet’s health, vitality, well-being and add additional years to his or her life. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings help ensure your pet keeps its teeth for a lifetime.
If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet’s health before symptoms are noticeable. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years.
Pet Dental Services
Our veterinarian and veterinary staff believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing, a mouth rinse and Fluoride application, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup. We chart your pet’s teeth at every cleaning.
At Westwood Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s dental prophylaxis includes:
- Oral examinations under anesthesia
- Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
- Ultrasonic and hand scaling
- Tooth extractions
- Fluoride application