Did you know that the condition of your pet's smile can be a good indication of your pet's overall health. If your pet's teeth are discolored, there is an odor, or he is having trouble eating, this could be because of dental disease.
There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, dental health food, and oral exams (provided during your pet's annual exam).
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings.
A professional dental cleaning here at South Church Animal Hospital includes ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment. Some patients may require extractions, antibiotics, and pain medications. These will be discussed during the dental consultation with the doctor. Sedation is required to allow us to clean below the gumline and to evaluate for any decay or gingival pockets.
As shown above, the results definately offer instant gratification! Not only do the teeth look better and breath smells better, but the overall health of the pet is improved by reducing the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and abcesses of tooth roots.
Please call us today for more information and to schedule a dental consult or cleaning for your pet.
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