Pet Dental Care
Your pet’s bad breath may be much more than just an unpleasant odor. Routine professional dental care is important to the overall health of your pet and lack of proper care can allow for plaque and bacteria to buildup. This buildup can lead to serious health issues, pain or discomfort for your pet or loss of a tooth or teeth.
More than 85% of dogs and cats over the age of three have a condition in which bacteria attack their soft gum tissue.
Professional Dental care may be required if any of the following issues or concerns arise:
- Bad breath
- Dental tartar
- Crack or chipped teeth
- Loose teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Lack of appetite or drooling
- Ulcers in or around gums
Professional Dental Services at AMC
Did you know - 60 % of periodontal disease is hidden below the gumline. Dental radiographs are critical for accurate evaluation of dental health.
Our highly trained team of doctors, technicians and assistant's provide excellent dental services all year round. Each patient gets a customized anesthesia plan designed to fit their health concerns. Teeth are like icebergs - there is much more 'hidden' under the gumline! So, it is very important to also evaluate your pet's mouth under the gumline - we do this with our state of the art digital dental radiographs. Each pet gets full-mouth radiographs. During the dental procedure each tooth is thoroughly cleaned above and below the gum line, polished and then covered in a protective sealant. Additional professional services are available upon request or recommendation.
Home Dental Care
Home dental care is invaluable for the upkeep of your pet’s dental health in between professional exams and care. Daily or frequent brushing helps reduce and prevent tartar build-up and can limit the effects of periodontal disease. In addition chew toys, dental diets or wipes are also all very helpful in reducing your pet’s chances of developing severe periodontal disease.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a dental call our staff at (757) 548-2000.