Healthy teeth and gums play a critical role in your pet's overall health. Dental disease is one of the most common conditions in cats and dogs. Dental disease and other oral issues interfere with more than just their eating habits. It can lead to a host of other, more serious medical problems (including disease of the kidneys, lungs, liver, and heart). This can be prevented through routine veterinary dental care. To learn more about dental care for your pet, call us at 416-762-5558.
What dental care services do you have for pets?
At Jane Animal Hospital, we provide a wide range of comprehensive dental services for our valued patients. Because pet dental care is such an important element of your pet's wellness regimen, it's important to schedule regular appointments with an experienced pet dentist. The services we provide include:
- Routine Dental Cleanings
We recommend annual or biannual pet dental cleanings for every dog and cat. Our technicians will scrape away the food particles and bacteria that accumulate on the surface of your pet's teeth, then they restore a protective polish to minimize the risk of gum disease. Each pet dental cleaning also includes a comprehensive pet dental exam to detect the symptoms of common oral conditions before they progress.
- Dental Extractions of Fractured Teeth
If your dog or cat has a broken tooth, we will evaluate the risks and may perform a surgical extraction to prevent further injury or complication. Our pet dental extractions range from routine treatments for minor injuries to full-mouth operations that eliminate the painful symptoms of chronic diseases.
- Dental Surgery for Treating Periodontal Disease
When bacteria and food particles accumulate without being brushed or scraped away, they may eventually inflame and decay the periodontium tissue that protects your pet's teeth. Early symptoms of gum disease, such as inflammation and bad breath, may turn into this life-threatening disease if infection and bone loss aren't prevented. The dental surgery team will expose the pockets caused by bone loss and remove dead tissue, bacteria, plaque, and other debris building up inside them.
- Multi-Modal Therapies for Feline Oral Problems
We integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches into our personalized treatment plans for feline oral problems. Your cat's non-functional teeth may be operative again with strategic extractions, nutritional changes, or oral therapies that harness new technology to minimize discomfort.
What else can I do to keep my pet's teeth healthy?
Your pet dentist needs your help to prevent and detect dental problems. Regular pet dental cleanings and screenings are very important, but the best way to prevent painful conditions and avoid the need for pet dental surgery is to clean your pet's teeth at home. Our pet dentistry team will show you helpful techniques for brushing your pet's teeth. Ideally, your pet's teeth should be brushed as much as once a day or as little as once a week.