Dentistry

Keeping Pearly Whites Healthy

Dental disease is one of the most common and overlooked causes of pain in family pets. It can be excruciating, and animals often do not exhibit the symptoms that we would expect when experiencing dental pain. Regular dental care can help maintain your pet’s health and comfort and prevent the development of other health problems that are closely related to dental disease.

Dentistry is performed under general anesthesia, which allows us to perform a thorough oral exam and cleaning. Each dental cleaning also includes full mouth radiographs (X-rays) of your pet’s teeth. The radiographs utilize the same digital technology that you find in your dentist’s office. Radiographs allow us to visualize the parts of the tooth that are not visible during an examination. It is not possible to diagnose many of the most common causes of dental pain without taking full mouth radiographs, so radiographs are a critical aspect of good dental care.

Most causes of dental pain can be addressed during the time of their dental cleaning, avoiding the need for another trip under anesthesia.