Healthy teeth and gums play a critical role in your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Dental disease is one of the most common conditions in cats and dogs, and 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. At Jane Animal Hospital, we provide a wide range of comprehensive dental services for our valued patients. These services include:
- Routine Dental Cleanings
- Dental Extractions of Fractured Teeth
- Dental Surgery for Treating Periodontal Disease
- Multi-Modal Therapies for Feline Oral Problems
Pet Dentistry Services at Jane Animal Hospital
Dogs and cats need dental care just as much as humans do. Your pet's teeth and gums play very important roles in their overall health, and dental diseases interfere with more than just their eating habits. Poor oral hygiene may lead to infections and complications elsewhere in the body, including heart disease and kidney failure.
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. At Jane Animal Hospital, we offer the following pet dentistry services for cats and dogs in the Toronto area.
Routine Pet Dental Cleanings in Toronto
We recommend annual or biannual pet dental cleanings for every dog and cat. Our Toronto pet dentist will scrape away the food particles and bacteria that accumulate on the surface of your pet's teeth, then 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 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. Your pet 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 functional again with strategic extractions, nutritional changes, or oral therapies that harness new technology to minimize discomfort.
At Home Pet Dental Care in Toronto
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, which we recommend at least once a week for cats and dogs.
At Jane Animal Hospital, we carry a variety of pet dental care products at our Toronto animal hospital, including non-toxic toothpaste and treats that promote fresh breath and strong bones. We'll also help you identify the symptoms of gum disease, cavities, nutritional deficiencies, and other conditions in between appointments.
Call (416) 762-5558 or submit an online request to schedule a pet dental exam at Jane Animal Hospital.