Have you found that your pet is experiencing any of the following?
- Bad breath
- Decreased appetite
- Teeth that “chatter” (especially in cats)
- Swelling below the eye (especially in dogs)
- Appearance of plaque and tartar
- Discolored teeth
- Lethargy or reduced activity
Your pet may need a teeth cleaning. It is recommended to have yearly dental cleanings for a healthy pet.
At Caring Hands Animal Hospital, we offer state of the art equipment to take care of your pet’s dental needs. We offer prophylactic (preventive) dental cleanings, which include full mouth charting, identifying periodontal disease through measuring the pocketing of the gums, ultrasonic scaling and polishing of the teeth, and applying a fluoride treatment/plaque retardant to the teeth.
We also use digital x-ray technology to identify periodontal disease underneath the gum line, as well as to help determine which teeth need to be extracted. Similarly to humans, there can be disease hidden where we cannot see with the naked eye, that will become evident with x-rays.
Our surgical services include tooth extractions, biopsies of oral masses, and resecting excessive gingival tissue.
Please give us a call if you would like to schedule a complimentary dental screening for your pet!