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Ensuring the Dental and Oral Health of Your Companion

Just like humans, dental and oral health are imperative to your pet’s wellness. Left untreated, conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, cardiac issues, or kidney disease.

At Companion Animal Hospital, we provide several dental/oral services, including:

For some procedures, a pain management plan may be necessary. Please consult your veterinarian about special considerations that may be appropriate.

Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)

The majority of an animal’s tooth lies below the gum line, making it difficult to detect problems through observation alone. However, digital x-rays allow us to see and do more when it comes to your pet’s dental health. Digital x-rays provide better images, decrease radiation exposure, and lead to quicker, more reliable results.

Dental Cleanings

Pet dental cleanings are similar to those performed on humans. The only difference is that veterinary cleanings are conducted under general anesthesia. This ensures the safety and comfort of every pet. At Companion Animal Hospital, we believe regular cleanings are essential to preventing more serious health problems. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment for your pet.

Preventive Dental Care

Caring for your pet’s mouth and teeth at home is just as important as regular veterinary check-ups. While there are many strategies for preventive dental/oral health, brushing your pet’s teeth may be the single most effective thing you can do. Daily brushing protects against future pain and disease and can decrease the long-term cost of veterinary care. For detailed instructions on how to brush your pet’s teeth, please refer to the links below.

On the Web

American Veterinary Medical Association:

Cornell University:

WebMD Pet Health Center:

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