Regular professional dental cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. More importantly, regular dental care is critical to your pet’s overall health. Poor dental health can lead to conditions like gum disease or periodontal disease, which, when left untreated can lead to much more dangerous medical conditions like liver, heart and kidney disease. At East Hants Animal Hospital we offer a variety of dental treatments and care options to help your pet maintain good dental health.
Our veterinary technicians are trained to thoroughly clean your pet’s teeth, both above and below the gum line using state of the art equipment and techniques similar to those of your own dentist. Should any teeth need to be removed during a dental cleaning, our veterinarians are also trained in a variety of techniques for surgical extractions.
Our veterinary dental services include:
- Dental prophy (cleaning and polishing)
- Surgical extractions
- Digital dental x-ray
When it comes to your animal’s dental care, a healthy mouth means a healthier life. If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, it may be time to make an appointment for a dental checkup:
- Bad breath
- Swollen, inflamed or bleeding gums
- Difficultly or discomfort when chewing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pawing at the mouth