Does your pet have bad breath?  Although this may just mean to you that you don’t let your pet lick your face anymore, bad breath is a sign of an unhealthy mouth full of bacteria.  A full oral exam is always part of our complete physical exam, where we will look for tartar, gum disease, abscesses, and loose or fractured teeth.  If left untreated, dental disease can lead to significant pain, oral infection, and even worse, bacteria in the mouth can spread through the bloodstream into other organs such as the heart.

In order to treat oral disease, a full oral examination and dental cleaning is often needed.  This does include full sedation/anesthesia for your pet.  During the process your pet will be monitored by an experienced technician who will be monitoring your pet’s heart rate, ECG, breathing, and blood pressure.  Your pet’s teeth will be scaled with a brand new state of the art scaler to remove plaque and tartar, and then polished to smooth the surface of the teeth.  Not only will your pet’s breath improve, but their overall health will as well.  Any teeth that are diseased, or that have root disease requiring extraction, will be extracted during the examination and cleaning as well.

We also offer a variety of products to help prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar and to decrease gum disease.  These products can help prevent the need for frequent dental cleanings, and are available for sale in our hospital.