Southside Veterinary Hospital Provides Dental Cleanings
Regular dental care is the key to keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. By bringing your pet to Southside Veterinary Hospital in Vero Beach, FL, for annual dental exams, we can monitor his oral health to preserve his teeth. By improving your pet’s oral health, you’ll strengthen his overall health to increase his quality of life.
Importance of Dental Cleaning
Dental problems will cause your pet pain and suffering and weaken his overall health. Your pet could even lose his teeth due to periodontal disease. Professional dental cleanings are designed to remove the plaque and tartar that accumulates in your pet’s teeth, especially under the gum line.
Your Vero Beach, FL, veterinarian will sedate your pet to inspect and clean his teeth. The anesthesia keeps your pet still and protects him from pain during the procedure. While your pet is sleeping, we’ll inspect his gums and teeth, especially below the gum line. If necessary, we’ll take x-rays to confirm bone and jaw health.
If there are no signs of dental problems, we’ll scale and polish your pet’s teeth, leaving them smooth and clean. If we discover dental issues, we’ll discuss them with you to see how to proceed with treatment.
Dangers of Periodontal Disease
Like people, dogs and cats are prone to developing periodontal disease. Many pets show signs of this condition by the time they're 3 years of age. Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss. If the bacteria related to periodontal disease makes its way into your pet's bloodstream, it can lead to organ failure. Regular dental care can prevent periodontal disease to save your pet's teeth. We recommend that pets have annual dental exams and cleanings to maintain good oral health. We’ll also instruct you on how to brush your pet’s teeth at home to keep them clean in between visits.
Visit Your Vero Beach, FL, Veterinarian for Pet Dental Care
For quality dental care services to preserve the health of your pet's teeth, call Southside Veterinary Hospital in Vero Beach, Fl, at 772-562-7845 today. We look forward to meeting your pet's dental care needs.