Pet Dental Care
Here at Animal Hospital North we firmly believe that good pet dental care is a critical component of your pet’s overall health. Dental disease can have impacts on all other body systems, including heart disease, diabetes regulation, joint disease, and kidney disease. We encourage dental cleanings early in dental disease, when tartar is just starting to accumulate on the teeth. At this point cleanings are truly preventing disease: removing tartar and plaque and restoring the teeth to normal health. In later disease, when severe calculus has built up, there is inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), bone loss around the teeth, and loose or abscessed teeth. We cannot fully reverse the dental disease and may need to extract teeth to keep your pet healthy and pain free.
Dental Health can affect your pet’s overall health
In order to serve your pet, we offer routine dental cleanings as well as more advanced oral surgery including dental extractions and biopsies of abnormal tissue. All of our dental services are performed under general anesthesia to allow a complete oral assessment, hand and ultrasonic scaling both above and below the gum line, digital radiographs (x-rays), tooth polishing, fluoride treatment, and dental extractions if needed. Our dental package includes IV fluids during the procedure, anesthesia monitoring, and the full dental cleaning and exam. Pre-operative bloodwork, oral surgery (extractions), x-rays, and pain medications carry additional fees. Plan on dropping your pet off the morning of their procedure and picking them up later that afternoon, awake, comfortable, and ready to go!