Dental Care

Pet Dental Care at Fenton River Veterinary Hospital

Dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans! An unhealthy mouth can cause discomfort and can increase their risk for illnesses, such as heart and liver disease. Good oral health starts at home with routine brushing and the use of tartar control treats such as Oravet or Greenies.

Preventative Dental Care

It is very common for pets to need a routine teeth cleaning at some point in their life. We use the same scaling and polishing equipment that your human dentist uses to clean your teeth. Unfortunately, we can’t ask our patients to sit calmly while we freshen them up, so we use a general anesthesia to keep your pet safe and calm during a teeth cleaning.  All of our patients receive an IV catheter and IV fluids while having a procedure done. They are constantly monitored by one of our technicians using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment.

During the procedure, we scale off all the plaque and tartar (the hard stuff plaque turns into) and clean just under the gum line to help resolve gingivitis. This will greatly improve the health of your pets teeth and prevent root decay. Preventive dental cleanings are great for improving your pets bad breath. Your pet’s oral health is extremely important for their overall health, especially as they age.

Extractions and Advanced Dental Care

Occasionally some of our patients will require tooth extraction or other types of oral surgery. We offer a variety of services for these patients. Your pet will also have their teeth cleaned and polished while they are under anesthesia.

Make an appointment for a dental consultation today!