The Pet Health team understands the importance of identifying and addressing dental conditions in pets to ensure their overall health and well-being. We invite pet parents to be involved in the decision-making process, and we thoroughly discuss the dental diagnostic tests we recommend for your pet, as well as the results.


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Dental Care Overview

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Pet dental health is crucial for their overall well-being, as untreated dental issues can lead to more serious infections affecting other areas of the body. Our approach includes:

  • Dental Cleanings: We use specialized tools to remove tartar and plaque that cannot be reached by regular brushing. This procedure generally requires sedation to ensure the pet’s comfort and the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Dental Examinations: We perform comprehensive examinations of the pet’s mouth and teeth to detect early signs of periodontal disease, broken teeth, or any other dental abnormalities.
  • Dental X-rays: To get a complete picture of the pet’s dental health, including the parts of the teeth that are below the gums and not visible during a regular exam.
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Benefits of Regular Dental Care

Regular maintenance not only helps prevent bad breath and dental diseases but also:

  • Allows for early detection of problems that could become serious if left untreated.
  • Avoids unnecessary and costly procedures in the future by maintaining dental health from the start.
  • Improves the pet’s quality of life, allowing them to eat comfortably and without pain.

Limitations of Dental Care

Although regular dental care has many benefits, there are limitations that pet owners should consider:

  • Some dental conditions may require more complex interventions, such as extractions or surgeries.
  • In cases of advanced dental disease, additional treatments involving specialists or more specific care may be needed.

By personalizing the dental care plan for each pet, we aim to avoid unnecessary tests and procedures, leading us to a more effective and tailored treatment plan. We encourage pet owners to actively participate in their animals’ dental health care, ensuring the best possible outcome for their well-being.



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