Pet Dental Care

Your pet’s dental care is such an important part of their overall physical health. Dentistry is an aspect of preventive care that can help to ensure that your pet’s mouth is clean, and by extension, the rest of their body is protected from disease. When tartar and plaque build up on tooth surfaces, their toxins then seep below the gum line and into the blood stream, potentially causing any number of health problems in the heart, liver, kidneys, and more. It’s essential to your pet’s current and ongoing health that their mouth be kept clean.

Signs that your pet may be in need of professional dental care include:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Plaque or tartar build up
  • Sensitive mouth

What Happens During a Professional Dental Cleaning

When your pet’s oral examination leads to a prescribed professional dental cleaning, we will schedule that visit at a separate time. A professional pet dental is considered a surgical procedure since your pet will need to be fully anesthetized so that the procedure can be thorough. A professional pet dental will consist of the following:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure that each pet is healthy enough for anesthesia
  • Surgical monitoring performed by a veterinary technician throughout the procedure to ensure your pet’s safety at all times
  • Digital dental X-rays to check for underlying issues
  • Prophy to remove tartar and plaque buildup from tooth surfaces and below the gum line
  • Polishing of tooth surfaces to discourage tartar and plaque from continuing to build up
  • Extractions of diseased or irreparable teeth, if required, and only with owner consent
  • Post-surgical recovery is accompanied by veterinary technician

Pet Dental Care in Barrie

Dental Care for After Your Pet’s Professional Dental

The team at our animal hospital in Barrie offers pet dental care because we truly believe it is one of the most important parts of your pet’s overall health. After your pet’s procedure is complete, we can work with you to ensure that you have the tools you need in order to provide complete at-home dental care to your pet. We can provide free tooth brushing demonstrations as well as go over personalized oral care solutions for your pet.