Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy plays an important role in helping your companion enjoy a long, healthy life. Dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in adult companion animals, and it’s something that can negatively impact your pet’s entire body. The best way to protect your four-legged family member from developing this dangerous condition is by making a commitment to regular dental care, both professional and at home.
Noah’s Animal Hospital at Wheaton provides a broad range of veterinary dentistry services designed to help your pet maintain good oral health throughout his or her entire life. Our team of highly skilled veterinarians and technicians are experienced in all aspects of pet dentistry and can provide both preventative care as well as the treatment of existing oral health problems. We’ll have your pet smiling in no time!
Our comprehensive preventative pet dentistry includes routine examinations of the teeth, gums and other mouth structures and regular dental prophylaxis (cleaning) using ultrasonic instruments to bring your pet’s teeth to a healthy and vibrant shine.
Whether your pet is in need of preventive dental care or a sudden dental problem occurs, we are prepared to assist in every way we can to treat and manage the situation. This may include anything from our prophylactic dental cleanings, extractions, as well as the treatment of existing disease. Whatever your pet’s oral health concerns may be, you can trust us to take care of it!
Pets that are experiencing dental problems may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
Broken, Cracked or Loose Teeth
Red, Swollen or Bleeding gums
Difficulty Chewing and/or Reluctance to Play with Chew Toys
If your pet shows any of these signs of symptoms, give us a call to schedule an exam. The sooner we are able to address the problem, the better the outcome for your companion.
It’s important to note that any animal undergoing a dental procedure will need to be anesthetized for their safety and ours. As part of our ongoing commitment to patient safety, pre-anesthetic blood work, IV catheter placement with fluids, and cardiopulmonary monitoring is provided to ensure optimum well-being – before, during and following the procedure. We may also use other types of pain management, such as local anesthetic blocks and prescribed medication to manage pain during the recovery process, following the procedure. Our goal is to keep your pet as comfortable and safe as possible at all times.
Finally, but equally as important, is the role that you play as your pet’s caring owner. Dental care doesn’t just happen within the walls of our clinic. It’s something that should be carried out on a daily basis, through brushing and the use of specially designed products. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always on hand to provide you with all of the advice, guidance and tips needed to help manage your companion’s oral health at home, in between vet visits. Together we’ll work hard to help your pet enjoy a clean, healthy smile for life!