That’s right, pet dental care is a huge factor in your pet’s overall health. Gum and dental diseases are the most prevalent diseases in pets, affecting most pets by the time they’re three years old. If left untreated, dental disease progresses to cause bone loss, pain, and it can even affect your pet’s internal organs as bacteria from the mouth leak into the bloodstream. The best method of controlling this disease is preventing it! At Hills and Dales Veterinary Clinic, we offer advanced pet dental services for the Kettering pet community that prevent and even reverse dental disease.
Dental Services to Fight and Prevent Dental Disease in Pets
Our animal hospital offers extensive dental services that help to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. We offer:
- Ultrasonic scaling both above and below the gumline
- Polishing to slow the future buildup of tartar
- Fluoride treatment
- Extractions and mass removals, if needed
- Digital dental X-rays
Two-thirds of your pet’s tooth is below the gum line, making our ability to remove tartar even more important. Yet, due to the intensive and invasive nature of pet teeth cleaning, our procedures are all performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. While there is always some small risk when using anesthesia, we take every precaution to make sure your pet is a suitable candidate for the procedure and is monitored constantly throughout. We also require pre-operative blood work to ensure your pet's safety.
Taking Preventive Pet Dental Care Home
Your pet’s dental care doesn’t start and end with us! You can do a lot at home to keep your pet’s teeth clean and lengthen the time between professional cleanings. Firstly, brushing their teeth with pet toothpaste and a toothbrush is the best form of prevention. Yet, pets may be uncooperative, and you may not have enough time at home to be brushing your pet's teeth every day! Luckily, there are many other options such as dental chews, carrots, water additives, dental diets, and more. We can help you decide what dental products are right for you and your pet! We highly recommend only using products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.
Have any further questions about pet dental care? Request an appointment online!