When it comes to your pet, you want nothing but the best for them. That’s why their dental care should be at the top of your list.
SUPPORT YOUR PET’S OVERALL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
When it comes to your pet, you want nothing but the best for them. That’s why their dental care should be at the top of your list. Along with routine veterinary care, part of ensuring your pet’s optimal health is keeping up with their dental health. At Countryside Animal Hospital, we offer pet dental care to maintain their oral health and support their overall wellness and longevity.
Keep reading to explore our expert dental services for your dogs and cats, and contact us today to arrange an appointment with one of our skilled veterinarians in Fort Collins.
WHY DOES YOUR PET NEED DENTAL CARE?
Routine dental care, annual checkups, and cleanings are essential for your pet’s optimal health to:
- Combat bad breath
- Ensure healthier teeth and gums
- Prevent and treat periodontal disease
- Prevent other health problems from developing
- Catch and address dental diseases early on
- Identify a dental issue that you may not be aware of
- Address age-related dental problems
Procedures that can be performed
- Treat mouth infections
- Identify potential tumors, cysts, and growths
- Digital dental radiographs
- Scaling and polishing
- Root planing
- Surgical extractions
- Bonded sealants
- Oral mass removals
EXPERT PET DENTAL SERVICES IN FORT COLLINS
Just like in humans, animal dental health issues can indicate a more serious health problem, or can potentially cause other health issues to develop. It’s important to have your pet’s teeth and gums checked annually in order to address any concerns.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A DENTAL EXAM?
Your pet will be anesthetized before dental radiographs are taken or teeth scaling and polishing happen. Dental cleanings require anesthesia so the veterinarian can examine and clean all aspects of the teeth.
Your veterinarian will begin by examining your pet’s mouth. Digital dental x-rays will be taken to evaluate the roots (below the gum line) as well as the crowns (above the gum line) of the teeth. Dental disease often occurs below the gum line, and animals don’t do a good job of telling us when and where they hurt. Cleaning your pet’s teeth is similar to what happens when you go to the dentist yourself; the veterinarian will remove plaque and tartar by scaling and polishing them to have your pet’s teeth looking like new. If we find any teeth that are fractured, abscessed, or devitalized, or if we see any evidence of oral cancers on the exam, we will call you right away to discuss the next steps for treatment.
5 Reasons Why Dental Care Is Essential for Your Pet
Dental health is just as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans, and here’s why: