Proper dental care is directly linked to your pet’s overall quality of life. Dental disease, in both cats and dogs, is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Dental disease can lead to more serious health issues including heart, liver, and kidney disease. If your pet is suffering from any of the following conditions, we recommend that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Possible Signs of Dental Disease
- Bad breath
- Cracked, broken, or loose teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Swollen mouth
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or eating
- Red or inflamed gums
Our Dental Care Services
During your pet’s dental visit, Dr. Jaimie will examine your pet’s oral cavity and perform any necessary lab work and diagnostic testing. Depending upon the level of your dog or cat’s dental disease, and their overall health and demeanor, she will then perform either an anesthesia-free or anesthetized cleaning. In cases where anesthesia is used, we will utilize the safest protocols, including carefully monitoring your pet before, during, and after the cleaning.
Anesthesia-free dentistry offers us a unique way to provide routine cleaning for pets that have mild to moderate dental tartar with mild gingivitis. A light sedative can be administered to allow us to perform a full oral exam and routine cleaning. Pets that require extractions, advanced dental work, or that are aggressive or extremely fearful are not candidates for this procedure.
In addition to cleanings, Dr. Jaimie is also skilled in providing advanced dentistry services and surgeries including extractions, mass removals, and other oral surgeries.
Dental Care Begins at Home
While we recommend regular professional cleanings as part of your pet’s overall dental care regimen, caring for your pet’s oral health begins at home. During your visit, Dr. Jaimie will work with you to establish an in-home regimen that is both convenient for you and comfortable for your pet.