Dentistry

Dentistry

Better dental health can mean better overall pet health.

Veterinary Dentistry

Pet Teeth Cleaning & Animal Dental Care Services for Dogs & Cats

Unless you regularly provide your dogs or cats some form of dental care at home, you’re neglecting a very important aspect of your pet’s overall health, veterinary dentistry. And even if you brush your pet’s teeth and feed them veterinary-approved dental chews, there are a number of pet dental services and conditions that pet owners are either unequipped or unable to treat on their own.

Fortunately, El Dorado Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Dentistry has the equipment and expertise necessary to treat most forms of pet dental diseases and problems that can arise. We also provide cat and dog teeth cleaning and dentistry services that can promote better pet health through better pet oral hygiene.

What’s Included in a Dental Cleaning Procedure:

    • General anesthesia, including pre- and post-operative pain management
    • Intravenous fluid support
    • Thermal support for body temperature
    • Dedicated monitoring by a trained veterinary technician anesthetist
    • Multi-parameter vitals monitoring, including blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, exhaled carbon dioxide levels and temperature
    • Ultrasonic and hand scaling performed by the veterinarian

    • Dental exam with a dental probe and dental charting
    • Full mouth dental x-rays
    • Polishing and Oravet® Barrier Sealant application
    • Oral surgery and extractions when necessary
    • Bonded Sealants and Doxirobe Gel™ treatments when indicated
    • Post-operative monitoring and thermal support
    • Two-week follow up and home care demonstration

From a Dentist: The Importance of Good Pet & Animal Oral Hygiene & Dental Services

Good oral hygiene is just as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Unfortunately, studies by the American Animal Hospital Association reveal that nearly two-thirds of owners do not provide their pets with veterinary-recommended dentistry and dental care.

This is alarming considering the negative effect that poor oral hygiene can have on the health (and happiness) of dogs and cats. For example, veterinary dentistry studies have shown a link between gum disease in dogs and an increase in the occurrence of canine heart disease. Good oral hygiene will also improve your pet’s breath, which is great news if you enjoy receiving kisses from your dog or cat.

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Common Dog and Cat Veterinary Dental Problems To Watch Out For

Dogs and cats, like all humans, can experience a number of dental problems and you want to make sure you’re working with the best pet dental service providers in cat and dog dentistry. The good news is that the veterinary dentistry staff at El Dorado Animal Hospital is trained and equipped to provide a full range of pet dental services and handle every facet of animal dental care.

Along with regular teeth cleanings and check-ups as recommended by your veterinarian, bring your furry friend in for dental care if you recognize any of these oral problems in your dog or cat:

    • Halitosis (chronic and unusually bad breath)
    • Loose, chipped, cracked, or missing teeth
    • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
    • Noticeable plaque and tartar buildup
    • Dental cavities or abscess of the gums

At-Home Pet Oral Care Tips and Tricks

Although there’s no substitute for veterinary dentistry, good oral hygiene starts at home. See your veterinarian for specific recommendations on how to care for your pet’s teeth. In the meantime, here are some general tips to maintain good pet oral hygiene at home:

    • Only use veterinary-recommended toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush to clean your pet’s teeth
    • If brushing your pet’s teeth for the first time, slowly introduce the brush near his or her mouth and let your pet smell and taste a small sample of the toothpaste
    • Brush your pet’s teeth gently, give constant praise and encouragement, and reward them when you are done with a toy, activity, or veterinary-recommended dental treat
    • When using any products that are marketed and sold for pet dental hygiene, look for the Seal of Acceptance from the Veterinary Oral Health Council or check with your veterinarian

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