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Dental Care

Dental Care

Your pet’s dental health is extremely important. Dental care is about more than just “doggie breath”! Regular dental care can help prevent serious diseases and infections. Routine dental cleanings are a vital part of your pets preventative health care plan.

At Northlands Animal Care Hospital we perform an extensive array of dental procedures, including:
Diagnosis and cleaning, oral mass and cancer treatment, oral surgery, surgical extractions, and jaw fracture repair.

Why Dental Care is Important

Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth can lead to gingivitis. Reddened, bleeding gums, difficulty chewing, and bad breath are all signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis can cause periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that, if left untreated can potentially damage your pets kidneys, heart and other organs.

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Before & After shots of Dental Care performed at Northlands Animal Care Hospital

What happens during a dental procedure?

Your pet’s dental cleaning is far different to the procedure we undergo each year at our dental appointments. Anaesthesia is required to keep your pet safe and still during the procedure. We perform a thorough physical exam and blood tests to ensure your pet is healthy before this procedure. These tests also help us develop an anaesthetic protocol for your pet.

Once anaesthetic is administered, the cleaning begins. We use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. Our veterinarians then polish your pet’s teeth, which creates a smooth, lustrous surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup.
Following the scale and polish, we have premium tooth-cleaning diets available to help keep those teeth clean.