Does your dog or cat have stinky breath or lots of tartar on its teeth? Then it’s time to call us to make an appointment!
During the month of February, all dog and cat dentals will be discounted!
Scaling and Polishing
Products to go home:
Water Additive for Oral Hygiene
What’s NOT Included
Exam (patient must have had a physical in the last year)
Pre-surgical Blood Work
It’s possible to extend your pet’s life with proper dental care. Dental hygiene can better your pet’s health, vitality and well-being. Veterinary dental care will help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.
However, if left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet’s health before symptoms are even present. For example, oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream can damage your pet’s kidneys, heart and liver. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by three years of age.
Dental care is an important piece of your dog or cat’s preventive health care program. It will not only prevent dental and systemic disease, but it will also help minimize the lifetime cost of care for your pet.
The centerpiece of good dental care for your pet at Partridge Animal Hospital is a complete oral exam, followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling, followed by polishing and a mouth rinse; the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
We offer digital dental x-rays, which are high-definition images that provide a view below your pet’s gum line and jaw, in order to look for evidence of dental disease that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. This is a wonderful technique for enabling the early treatment of dental issues before they become much larger and more expensive medical issues.
Should we find any issues-such as evidence of gum or tooth decay, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup-we will discuss this with you and provide treatment options. We are experienced dental practitioners and capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries. For more complicated or severe cases, we may refer you to a board certified veterinary dental specialist.
- Prophylaxis (Cleaning & polishing)
- Extractions (Including gingival flaps)
- Digital x-rays
We are dedicated to educating the pet owner about the importance of their pet’s dental health. Our dental technicians are well-educated and highly-trained in dentistry, and take great pride in the services they provide.
Home Dental Care
Dental care is not something that can be left to periodic veterinary visits. Because plaque buildup – the primary cause of poor oral health –is a gradual process occurring throughout the life of your pet; it is important to practice good home dental care. As with humans, this means regular tooth brushing and in some cases, additional steps may be necessary. Any member of the our staff can show you the proper method for caring for your pet’s teeth, as well as help you select the most effective dental products for your pet.
You should also be able to recognize the signs of poor oral health. If you notice any of the following, you may want to contact us:
- Persistent bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- Tartar or plaque buildup (ask your veterinarian how to identify these)
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Pawing at the mouth
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth