Veterinary Dentistry

Veterinary Dentistry


At A Paw Above Veterinary Hospital, we believe that dental health is an integral part of your pet’s overall well-being. Veterinary dentistry encompasses a range of specialized services dedicated to maintaining and improving your pet’s oral health. Our goal is to ensure that your furry companion enjoys a healthy and pain-free smile throughout their life.

Our experienced veterinarians and dental technicians are well-trained in the latest dental care techniques and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the best possible care for your pet’s teeth and gums. Veterinary dentistry services offered at our hospital include comprehensive dental examinations, dental cleanings, dental radiographs (X-rays), and advanced dental procedures, such as extractions and oral surgeries.

During a dental examination, we carefully assess your pet’s oral health, checking for signs of dental disease, gum inflammation, dental decay, or other dental issues. If necessary, we may recommend a dental cleaning, which involves scaling and polishing the teeth to remove tartar and plaque buildup.

Our dental radiographs allow us to evaluate the health of your pet’s teeth beneath the gumline, identifying any hidden problems or areas of concern that may not be visible during the examination.

In cases where dental disease is present, we may perform necessary treatments, such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy, to address the condition and alleviate discomfort.

At A Paw Above Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to educating pet owners about the importance of dental care and providing guidance on how to maintain your pet’s dental health at home. Regular dental care, both professional and at-home, is essential for preventing dental issues and promoting your pet’s overall health and happiness.

Your pet’s oral health matters to us, and we take pride in offering top-notch veterinary dentistry services that ensure your furry companion’s smile is as bright and healthy as can be. Trust in us to be your partner in maintaining your pet’s dental well-being throughout their life.

Veterinary Dentistry Services:

Disclaimer: Please note that the services mentioned below are typical components of veterinary dentistry services. However, the exact services included in your pet’s dental appointment may vary based on your pet’s individual needs, age, species, and medical history. Additional services or specific tests may be recommended by our veterinarians based on their professional assessment of your pet’s health. For a comprehensive understanding of the services included in your pet’s dental visit, we encourage you to consult with our experienced veterinary team during your pet’s appointment. Your pet’s well-being is our priority, and we strive to provide personalized care tailored to their unique requirements.

Veterinary Dentistry FAQs:

Vet Dentistry FAQs

Veterinary dentistry is a specialized branch of veterinary medicine focused on the oral health of pets. It involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental issues in animals. Dental care is essential for your pet's overall health because dental problems can lead to pain, infections, and other systemic health issues if left untreated.

Pets may not always show obvious signs of dental issues, but some common indicators include bad breath, difficulty eating, drooling, pawing at the mouth, or swollen gums. Regular dental examinations by our veterinarians can help detect dental problems early, even before visible symptoms occur.

Professional dental cleanings are essential because they involve the removal of plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Even with regular at-home dental care, professional cleanings are necessary to address hard-to-reach areas and maintain optimal oral health.

The frequency of dental cleanings can vary based on your pet's age, breed, and individual oral health. In general, most pets benefit from annual dental cleanings. However, some may require more frequent cleanings, especially if they are prone to dental issues.

Anesthesia is necessary for most dental procedures to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet. It allows our veterinarians to perform thorough cleanings and dental evaluations without causing stress or pain to your pet. We prioritize the safety of our patients and use modern anesthetic protocols to minimize risks during dental procedures.

Yes, regular at-home dental care is vital for maintaining your pet's oral health. Brushing your pet's teeth regularly, providing dental treats or toys, and using dental rinses are effective ways to reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Our veterinarians can provide guidance on how to establish an effective dental care routine for your pet.

During a pet dental examination, our veterinarians will thoroughly assess your pet's teeth and gums for signs of dental issues. They may also take dental X-rays to evaluate the health of tooth roots and structures below the gumline. Based on the examination findings, our veterinarians will recommend any necessary dental treatments.

Dental X-rays are an essential part of a comprehensive dental examination. They allow our veterinarians to evaluate the health of tooth roots, identify hidden dental problems, and make informed decisions regarding your pet's dental care.

Absolutely! Dental care remains crucial for senior pets as they are more susceptible to dental issues like gum disease and tooth loss. Regular dental examinations and cleanings are essential to maintain their oral health and overall well-being.

To schedule a dental examination for your pet, simply contact our clinic, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. Our veterinarians will conduct a thorough dental assessment and recommend appropriate dental care based on your pet's individual needs.

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We invite you to prioritize your pet’s health and happiness by scheduling an appointment at A Paw Above Veterinary Hospital. Our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians and compassionate staff are eager to provide exceptional care for your furry companion. To request an appointment, simply call us or fill out our contact form. Let us partner with you in ensuring your pet’s well-being and delivering the best possible healthcare. We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pet soon!