Dental Care

Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common causes of illness in adult dogs and cats. Bacterial infection in the mouth can spread throughout the body and injure organs. Tooth and jaw pain can diminish your pet’s enjoyment of life.

Signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Excessive salivation or drooling
  • Red gums (Gingivitis)
  • Not wanting to chew or play with toys

Treatment by our Veterinary Technicians involves a full mouth exam, removal of tartar using an ultrasonic scaler, and polishing of tooth surfaces. Digital dental x-rays are available to allow us to visualize the root health of each tooth below the gum line to help detect early signs of infection or disease as well as small fractures that can lead to larger problems in the future.

Regular dental hygiene is very important for your pet. Talk to your veterinarian for advice on at-home dental care, such as dental treats, types of food, and selecting the right tools and products for tooth-brushing. Do not use human toothpaste on your pet.

A complete oral exam and professional dental treatment can play a big role in maintaining a healthy mouth and happy pet. Ask us about our dental services and preventative care.

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Important COVID-19 Update

In order to keep our community and team as safe as possible, we will be practicing “hands free” or “socially distanced” appointments.  Our hospital doors will be locked, when you contact us over the phone we will give you clear instructions on how to proceed for your appointment.  All food or medication pick ups will be done “curbside”.  Due to staff restrictions at this time local emergency care from midnight (12am)  till 8am is being referred to Walker Road Animal Hospital 519-972-9000 or London Regional Emergency Hospital at 519-432-3300. 

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