Your Pet’s Dental Care Is Key to Overall Health and Wellbeing
Because dental health is so vitally important to your pet’s general health, comfort and quality of life, our wellness exams always include a dental health exam. Small Animal Primary Care offers Dental Packages to cover teeth cleaning and related services for a fixed price. Oral surgery services are also available.
As part of every wellness exam, our veterinarians routinely check for problems with your pet’s teeth, gums and mouth, indicated by bad breath, visible tartar, red or swollen gums, loose or broken teeth and misalignments.
By catching periodontal disease early, tooth loss can often be prevented. Some systemic diseases — cancer, kidney and liver disease, shock and dehydration — can be detected based on an oral exam.
Based on your pet’s breed, or any abnormal oral exam findings, a dental cleaning under anesthesia will be needed at age 1-3 years old. A more thorough dental exam can be conducted while your pet is under anesthesia for the procedure.
Small Animal Primary Care offers a full-service Dental Health Care Package that combines all essential services related to having your pet’s teeth cleaned for a single fixed price.
Our Dental Health Care Packages include —
How often your pet will need to have its teeth cleaned will depend on its breed and, in part, on how good a job you do with dental care at home. Daily tooth-brushing using toothpaste especially formulated for pets will reduce the frequency for professional cleaning. Dental diets, chews and rinses are also available for home use. Our veterinarians can advise you about how best to provide home dental care for your pet.
In some cases, your pet’s dental exam may indicate the need for oral surgery. Some common oral surgical procedures offered by Small Animal Primary Care include —
Many painful, debilitating conditions related to your pet’s dental and oral health can be corrected by oral surgery, restoring your pet’s quality of life and improving general health.