Dental Services for Pets
Healthy teeth and gums aren’t just for a picture-perfect smile. They’re often a sign of your pet’s overall health. Taking care of them is just as important as any other part of your pet’s health care routine. Scheduling regular cleanings for your pet helps your furry family member have the best dental care they can. Just like you trust your dentist for your dental needs, we are the best place to provide your pet with dental care.
What is the most common dental concern with pets?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects canine and feline friends, where plaque bacteria can cause inflammation. This disease starts as gingivitis and slowly progresses if it’s left untreated. It spreads below the gum line, targeting the tooth sockets and damaging the bone. Since it can’t be seen by simply looking at your pet’s mouth, our veterinary team uses dental X-rays to examine your pet’s oral health. Pets have a tendency to hide their pain, but signs you can look for are bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, or only chewing on one side of their mouth.
How can I protect my pet against it?
Scheduling regular dental appointments is the best way to ensure your pet’s dental health is taken care of. Since it’s difficult to fully assess infections like periodontitis at first glance, we’re able to use our state-of-the-art technology like dental X-rays to help us take a deeper look at what’s happening below the gum line. This is a part of your furry friend’s full oral exam and cleaning, which should be scheduled regularly, unless our veterinary team requests to see your pet more often. With the help of general anesthesia, we’re able to perform both procedures by examining the pockets of your pet’s teeth and removing any tartar buildup or dead tissue. Please schedule your pet’s annual dental exam if they haven’t had one at 204.488.1843.
What can I do to help keep my pet’s teeth healthy at home?
In addition to making sure your pet has their annual dental exam, there are a few things you can do at home to support their oral health. Regular teeth brushing allows your pet to fight against potential infections. Use a pet-friendly toothpaste (they’re available in tasty flavours like malt and poultry your pet will enjoy) and toothbrushes to cleanse their mouths. Make sure you’re feeding your pet a healthy diet with nutrients that sustain their dental health.