Pet Dental Services
Highlands Animal Hospital is committed to your pet's overall health, including dental care. Pet dental services are critical to prevent your cat or dog from developing dangerous bacteria and periodontal disease. Our veterinarians in Sebastian, FL, understand the importance of taking care of oral health. Unfortunately, many pets form gum disease by the time they reach three years of age. Discover how our friendly veterinary clinic can help.
Comprehensive Pet Dental Care
Our veterinary practices have a full range of dental care services that can help your pet be happy and healthy. We treat every pet patient with the compassion and attention you would expect. These services include the following:
- • Teeth cleaning and examination
- • Treatment for gum diseases
- • Surgeries for damaged teeth (extractions)
Understanding Your Pet's Teeth Cleaning
Before cleaning your pet's teeth, you will discuss its medical history with our veterinarians. A blood test will be performed to ensure your pet is the right candidate for anesthesia. Unlike humans, this process is necessary so that our vets can perform x-rays and clean thoroughly above and below the surface of the gums. Using anesthesia also ensures your pet will have a comfortable experience, reducing the likelihood of any anxiety. Excess plaque and tartar are removed from your pet's teeth, and then they are polished to prevent future buildup. We'll look for any indication of infections and suggest further treatment for damaged teeth.
What Happens After Your Pet's Teeth Are Cleaned?
Our veterinarians will review the procedure with you and answer any questions you have about your pet's oral health. We may prescribe antibiotics should an infection is discovered or if we feel your cat or dog is susceptible to one. Your pet is generally able to be back to normal with eating or drinking habits within a few hours. At home, you can do your part to promote healthy teeth and gums with regular brushing or chew toys and treats.
Make a Dental Visit in Sebastian, FL, Today
If your pet is overdue for dental care services, don't hesitate to make an appointment with our veterinary practice today. Also, if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms in your dog or cat, seek out immediate attention
- • Abnormal eating habits
- • Swollen or bleeding gums
- • Increased drooling
- • Discolored teeth
Your pet deserves the best care possible, and taking proactive measures for its teeth can promote a healthy lifestyle. If left untreated, your pet can have complications in other systems of the body, like the heart, lungs, or liver. You can easily make an appointment with Highlands Animal Hospital today by giving us a call at 772-388-1883.