Comprehensive Acton Pet Dentistry
Oral health is often overlooked in pets because many pet owners don’t realize the importance of proper dental care. This is unfortunate because the health of your pet’s teeth and gums directly contributes to their overall physical health.
When an animal has an unhealthy mouth, bad breath and poor aesthetics are the least of your worries. Tartar and plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth can often lead to other health conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. This oral accumulation contains harmful bacteria and can permeate your pet’s gum line and enter their blood stream. Once these toxins enter the blood stream, they can wreak havoc on your pet’s body.
How Our Acton Pet Dentistry Professionals Can Help
At Acton Animal Hospital, we fight this cycle of disease through comprehensive pet dental services. During each physical examination, our vet will check your pet’s teeth to see what build-up or damage has occurred. Our Acton pet dentistry professional may then recommend your pet’s teeth be cleaned, depending upon their findings.
If your animal companion does come in for professional Acton pet dentistry services, these are the steps you can expect them to go through during treatment:
- An oral examination to check for problem areas
- Administration of anesthesia (pets need to be sedated to ensure a thorough cleaning)
- Scaling and cleaning to remove tartar and plaque buildup
- Tooth polishing to remove creases in the teeth, which prevents future buildup
- If there are diseased teeth that can’t be saved, they’ll be extracted
At-Home Dental Care
Your pet’s oral health shouldn’t depend on yearly visits to the vet. We recommend that you and your family be proactive about the health of your pet’s mouth. Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy should start at home and as early as possible. The sooner you start brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis, the more likely it is that they’ll get used to it. If you have any questions about our Acton pet dentistry services or you’d like to make an appointment, please give us a call. You can also reach us by e-mail or through our website, if you prefer.