Dental Care Is the Key to a Longer, Better Life
At Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic, dental care is a huge component of our patients’ wellness care. Owners often don’t know their pets have a dental problem or are experiencing pain until they come in for an exam. If these dental issues remain undetected, bacteria could lead to tooth decay and tooth loss or the bones of your pet’s jaw could be weakened. Oral disease even has the potential to affect the health of his or her whole body. Infections from the mouth can affect your pet’s weight, organ function, immune system, or behavior.
These reasons are why dental care will always be one of our most strongly recommended health care practices. For the convenience of both you and your pet, we can perform most services right in our clinic. Your pet will be surrounded by knowledgeable staff during his or her dental procedure , including a board-certified veterinary technician in veterinary dentistry. In addition to the standard training that all technicians receive, a technician who is board certified in veterinary dentistry has completed specialized training in veterinary dental care and has passed a rigorous board examination. That means when you bring your pet to Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic for dental care, he or she will be in expert hands.
Dental care procedure we provide include:
- Tooth and mouth examination
- Complete dental cleaning and polishing
- Dental X-rays
- Tooth extractions as warranted
- Oral surgery as warranted
- Home care recommendations and complementary dental home care kit
The most common indicators that your pet is experiencing tooth or mouth pain are:
- Smelly breath
- Facial swelling
- Changes in a pet’s eating habits
- Swollen or red gums
- Lethargy or depression
If you have noticed a shift in your pet’s moods or habits, we recommend making an appointment right away.