Canine and Feline Oral Care

Effective Dental Care for Your Pet

Pittsford Dental Care

Caring for your pet’s teeth is paramount to keeping him or her healthy. Left untreated, conditions such as gingivitis, infection, and periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, cardiac issues, or kidney disease. While such conditions can be controlled, it’s important to note many of these diseases are also preventable. At Pittsford Animal Hospital, we provide several important services that support the oral health of your cat or dog, including comprehensive oral assessments, dental cleanings, extractions, feline tooth resorption treatment, feline stomatitis treatment, bonded sealants, and tooth repair.

Dental Cleanings

To keep your pet safe and comfortable, all cleanings are performed under general anesthesia. Tartar and plaque are removed first from the tooth’s surface and then from beneath the gumline. After each tooth is cleaned, the enamel surface is polished with a special paste that slows future plaque buildup.

At Pittsford Animal Hospital, we believe regular cleanings are imperative to preventing more serious health problems. Please contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning and to discuss the oral health of your pet.

Preventive Care

While there are many strategies for preventive dental care, brushing your pet’s teeth may be the single most effective measure you can take. Daily brushing protects your pet against future pain and disease and decreases the overall costs of dental care.

X-Rays

Because the majority of an animal’s tooth lies below the gumline, the human eye is unable to detect many potential problems. However, digital X-rays allow us to see more and do more when it comes to your pet’s dental health. Digital X-rays capture superior images, decrease radiation exposure, and provide a quicker, more reliable picture. Many of our patients have benefitted from these early detection capabilities, and we are proud to offer this valuable service to our clients.

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