Dental Care for Your Pet
The condition of your pet’s teeth has a more significant impact on their overall health than you might think. Dogs and cats are just as susceptible to plaque buildup and gingivitis as humans, but unlike humans, most pets do not receive the same level of dental care. At Sharon Veterinary Clinic we consider pet dental care to be one of the most important veterinary services we can offer. We proudly offer comprehensive dental care to the Sharon, Foxborough, Canton, Stoughton, and surrounding areas. From oral exams to cleanings to periodontal therapy, we are dedicated at keeping your pet’s mouth clean and healthy!
Dental Care Services in Sharon
Comprehensive pet dental care involves treatment, maintenance, and prevention to preserve your pet’s teeth and gums. Our dental services and products include:
- Oral exams
- Digital dental X-rays
- Dental prophylaxis (cleaning with ultrasonic scaling instrument)
- Tooth extractions
- Periodontal therapy
- T/D dental diet
- Oral cleansing wipes
- OraVet dental hygiene chews
One of our primary goals when caring for your pet’s teeth is to prevent extractions and preserve teeth whenever possible. If we can save the tooth from being extracted, we will perform periodontal therapy. A tooth with severe gingival recession develops deep pockets around the affected tooth where bacteria can collect. In order to help provide the best dental care, we clean all of the teeth, perform deep gingival scaling and root planing, and if necessary, inject antibiotics into the pockets around affected teeth. All to promote gingival reattachment, reduce inflammation, and prolong dental health.
Maintaining Your Pet’s Teeth
We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at least 5 days a week for the best results. Brushing your pet’s teeth can be a challenge, especially if you are attempting to start them out later in life. However, because pets can begin developing significant dental disease as early as 3 years old, we recommend scheduling their first cleaning between the ages of 2 and 3. Yearly checkups are very important, and gives us a chance to catch dental disease before it progresses any further.
Loose or broken teeth, red, swollen gums, bad breath, or even just a decreased appetite all signal the onset of gum and tooth disease. If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, please call (781) 784-7554, and schedule a dental exam and cleaning for your best friend today!