Pet dentistry services are part of our comprehensive approach to animal health care at Bergen Veterinary Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Dental health is very important for the overall health of your pet. Left untreated, oral disease can cause many health problems for your dog or cat, including tooth decay, difficulty eating due to tooth pain, swollen and bleeding gums, and missing or loose teeth. Infection from periodontal disease can cause damage to internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. Most pets will show symptoms of periodontal disease by the age of three. Early detection is the key to the effective treatment of oral disease and other dental problems.
Pet Dentistry At Home
There’s a lot you can do at home to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy. Inspect your pet’s teeth at least once a week for signs of dental problems, like loose, broken, or missing teeth, swollen and/or bleeding gums, plaque and tartar buildup, and unusually bad breath. Awkward chewing or refusing to eat could be a sign of oral pain. With a little patience, you can teach your pet to let you brush their teeth just like you do your own. Ask your vet about special treats and chews that promote dental hygiene.
Pet Dentistry At Bergen Veterinary Hospital
Our clinic is fully equipped with a modern surgical suite and diagnostic lab to provide your pet with the best possible pet dentistry. The dental services we offer include x-rays, cleaning, extractions, and surgery. During dental procedures, your pet will be sedated to keep them calm. We’ll run some routine lab tests on a blood sample to check for any issues that might cause complications, and start your pet on antibiotics a couple of days before their visit.
It is critical that your pet has an empty stomach; therefore, your pet should not have anything to eat or drink except water after 10 PM on the night before their appointment. Dental procedures require that your pet spend the entire day with us. Your vet will review the results of the exam and cleaning or surgery with you and advise you of any further pet dentistry that may need to be done.
The Bergen Veterinary Hospital of Teaneck, NJ, is ready to provide all of your pet’s health care needs. To schedule an appointment, contact our offices using our online form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
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