Dentistry

Is your pet’s mouth as healthy as it could be?

At South Shore Veterinary Hospital, we believe that a healthy mouth makes a happy pet. Good dental health can also help your loved one live a longer life. We want to assist with this important component of your pet’s care by offering comprehensive, professional dentistry services.

Proactive Dental Care

Good oral health starts with a foundation of ongoing preventative care. When we take a proactive approach, we are able to stay one step ahead of potential problems. This can keep your pet safe from the dangers of dental disease, a serious condition that can wreak havoc on the entire body. Our preventative services include annual dental exams as well as thorough cleanings and polishing of the teeth.

Practicing good dental care at home, in between vet visits, is also an essential part of prevention. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at least 3 times a week, if not daily. If you’re not sure how to tackle this task, just ask! Our experienced team is here to provide guidance, advice and demonstrations of proper dental care techniques. We can also offer recommendations on various products, like treats and toys, which are designed to support good oral health in pets.

Advanced Dental Services

Should your pet already be experiencing a problem with his or her teeth, gums or oral cavity, we can assist with that as well. Our hospital features modern dental equipment, which we can use to handle everything from extractions to oral surgery. Patients undergoing dental procedures must be sedated. Rest assured that we will pay extra close attention to the safety and comfort of your pet at all times while in our care.

Some of the signs of dental problems in pets include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Changes to eating or chewing habits
  • Bleeding gums
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Swelling or pain around the mouth

If your pet is showing any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. Together we will work hard to give your four-legged friend something to truly smile about!

 

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