One of the most commonly overlooked and most important aids to maintaining your pet’s good health is oral and dental care. A regular regimen of care for the teeth and gums can dramatically extend and improve the quality of life of your pet. Midtown Veterinary Hospital recommends preventive care as the key to maintaining your pet’s long-term oral health.
Information from American Veterinary Dental College regarding dentals and why they are important.
Part of Your Pet’s Regular Dental Exams
At every wellness visit, we will thoroughly check your pet for:
- Proper bite
- Jaw injury
- Fractured teeth
- Damage to enamel
- Tartar and calculus build up
Teeth Cleaning & Surgery for Your Pet
Before dental procedures, we perform a complete physical exam and conduct pre-anesthesia lab work to ensure your pet is healthy enough to receive anesthesia.
General anesthesia is used so we can inspect every tooth carefully and clean under the gum line where most problems occur. Digital x-rays of your pet’s teeth will help to uncover hidden problems that could be causing significant discomfort. A veterinarian and a technician will continuously monitor your pet during the procedure. All technicians at Midtown Veterinary Hospital have special training in veterinary dentistry.
All dental procedures are performed with the highest quality care and state-of-the-art-techniques. We monitor blood pressure, oxygen and CO2 levels, temperature, and heart rate continuously during all procedures. We will provide warmth and pain medication, as necessary, to ensure your pet’s comfort.
Preventable Dental Problems
You are an important partner in your pet’s oral health. Midtown Veterinary Hospital will talk with you about your pet’s habits and lifestyle. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth routinely, daily if possible. This is the most important step you can take to minimize dental problems. We also recommend rawhide treats that contain enzymes to prevent plaque build-up. Regular pet dental care can help you and your pet avoid costly, painful procedures. Please call and make an appointment today.