Crossroads Animal Clinic
Did you know that poor dental health leads to poor general health for your pet? Many health problems start in your pet's mouth. Bad breath is more than just "dog breath." Poor dental health leads to gum disease, periodontal disease, abscesses, and tooth loss; all of which are a source of pain for your pet. However, more serious and irreversible conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver are commonly the result of dental disease. Regularly cleaning your pet's teeth is an important part in your pet's overall future health.
Here at CAC our dental services include ultrasonic scaling, polishing, extraction of diseased and loose teeth, and minor oral surgery. Dental procedures must be done under anesthesia in order to properly and safely examine and clean teeth. Pets recover quickly from dental cleanings and are ready to go home the same day. If any extractions were necessary or infections were present, proper pain medication and/or antibiotics will be sent home with him/her.
Happy showing his "smile" in the pic above.
Bad Breath is more than just GROSS!!
Bad breath is a sign of bacteria in the mouth causing that foul odor, gingivitis, periodontal disease and can lead to bacterial endocarditis of the heart valves.
Dental Before & After Pictures:
Can your pet's teeth be cleaned without anesthesia? No. Please watch the video below for more information about why pet dentistry without anesthesia should be avoided.
Preventative Care for Oral Health:
Imagine what your teeth would look like if you did not brush them daily? Gross, right? The same thing occurs in your pet's mouth. To help prevent that plaque and tartar from building back up, to prevent periodontal disease, and for your pet's overall oral health, we recommend preventative care after the teeth cleaning. Brushing is great, but not every pet/owner is willing to do it daily. Merial has a solution, its called an OraVet chew. It works, dogs love it, and OraVet chews are a low-cost preventative to extend your dog's oral health until his/her next dental cleaning. Watch the video below to learn more.