Animal Dentistry is Essential for Your Pet

Teeth cleaning both at home and by the professionals at The Village Vets has a significant impact on your pet’s health and longevity. Make an appointment at our Decatur animal hospital today!

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Why You Should Add Pet Dental Care to Your Pet’s Health Routine

Without regular pet dental care, your pet’s teeth will develop plaque, which hardens into tartar and breaks down their gums and even the bone density of their teeth. In time, the bacteria from the tartar can leak into the bloodstream and cause serious internal issues.

Safety for Every Patient

For a complete cleaning and examination, anesthesia is necessary for our dental procedures. We make safety our top priority for every pet, every time. Before the procedure, we perform pre-anesthetic blood work and a physical to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. With our monitoring equipment, we keep track of your pet’s vitals for any changes and make any adjustments as needed.

A Complete Dental Procedure

During a dental procedure, we examine your pet’s entire oral structure and even below the gumline with digital dental X-rays. Radiographs allow us to see internal tartar damage and measure the progress of dental disease. Regular pet dental care prevents and can reverse the damage of this serious disease. Our pet teeth cleaning involves:

  • Ultrasonic scaling of each tooth to remove tartar
  • Polishing of each tooth to prevent future plaque buildup
  • Fluoride treatments to further strengthen teeth against plaque

If needed, we will also perform surgical extractions on broken or damaged teeth. Pain medications both in the clinic and for at-home care will be given so your pet has a smooth, comfortable recovery.

What People are Saying

I recommend The Village Vets for their consistently good quality care. I also appreciate the many public service announcements to educate the public about good animal care and practices including the cruelty of tethering dogs and including dogs in your household and family.

Katherine M.

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What You Can Do at Home

Pet dental care doesn’t start and end with us! Brushing your pet’s teeth at home, ideally on a daily basis, is proven as the best way to prevent dental disease. Yet, it can be a challenge with uncooperative pets and busy schedules. Luckily, there are many dental care products that help on those days when brushing is impossible. We recommend products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council because they are proven to work and are safe for pets. Some products include:

  • Dental chews such as OraVet chews
  • Water additives
  • Dental wipes
  • Rawhides and other dental toys

Please contact us today should you have any questions about pet teeth cleaning. We look forward to speaking to you soon!

The Village Vets – Decatur

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