Our veterinarians provide dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.
We also offer digital dental x-rays, which provide a tremendous amount of information. This is just another step that increases the quality of dental care at Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital.
Why Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?
Since two-thirds of dog's and cat's teeth are under the gums, veterinarians use dental imaging to assess the health of your pet's teeth. They can visually view the roots and pulp cavity of each tooth. X-rays also allow veterinarian to diagnose bone loss, fractures and infection of the teeth. Veterinarians can then decide if a tooth needs to be extracted or not based on the x-rays.
When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe dental procedure.
Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
- Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health