Pet Dental Care in Plantation
Pets have dental diseases and problems just like people and they can be painful. Many of these problems can be avoided by bringing your pet to Central Broward Animal Hospital for regular Plantation pet dental check-ups and cleanings.
Signs of Pet Dental Problems
You can prevent serious pet dental problems from happening by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at six months of age, and then annually.
Symptoms of dental disease include:
Yellowish-brown crust of plaque
Red, swollen gums
Pain or bleeding
Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
Loose or missing teeth
Does your pet have bad breath or reddened gums?
Gingivitis could be the cause. It occurs when soft plaque hardens into rough, irritating tartar. Tartar build-up can cause damage to the teeth and gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to an infection called periodontal disease.
Your Pet's Dental Cleanings
Your pet's dental care is considerably more involved, time consuming and complex than your own. It requires general anesthesia and a day's hospitalization - along with the skills of several people, from veterinarians to veterinary technicians and assistants.
The veterinary dental cleaning process:
Pre-dental blood screen
Removal of tartar
Use of ultrasonic scaler
A pre-dental workup involves laboratory and diagnostic tests to better evaluate your pet's health status and assure safe anesthesia. Current medical problems must be evaluated and any possible unknown problems must be identified prior to dentistry.
Home Pet Dental Care & Prevention
You need to continue your veterinarian's good work at home. Brushing your pet's teeth is an important part of home dental care. We will show you the proper method of brushing your pet's teeth.
Give Your Pet Complete Dental Care
Annual veterinary dental care and home dental care help keep your pet's breath fresh and gums and teeth healthy and pain free. Your pet's smile and healthier life will be matched by your smile and pride in a job well done.
For more information on the Plantation pet dental services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please call Central Broward Animal Hospital in Plantation at (954) 792-6323.