Comprehensive Dental Health Assessment and Treatment in Yalesville, CT

At Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you maintain your pet’s good health in every aspect. It’s common for pet dental health to be overlooked, but our team is here to remind all pet owners that dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans! We can provide professional teeth cleaning services and recommendations for at-home care to help maintain your pet’s oral health between visits to our hospital.

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Request an appointment today to schedule your pet’s next oral exam or teeth cleaning procedure!

What to Expect from a Dental Appointment

An annual dental cleaning and examination are vital to staying on top of your pet’s dental health. Oral problems may otherwise be missed because they are concealed below the gum line. Your pet will need to be fully sedated so our team can properly examine each tooth and check under the gums.

When you bring your pet in for a dental appointment at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, here’s what to expect:

  • After performing pre-anesthetic blood work, your pet is placed under general anesthesia so we can perform a thorough exam, including full-mouth X-rays, and proceed with cleaning your pet’s teeth.
  • Your pet is closely monitored throughout the teeth cleaning to ensure their safety.
  • We will clean the teeth above and below the gum line and polish your pet’s teeth to smooth out their enamel and reduce plaque formation.
  • We also perform dental X-rays to check for hidden infections or damage, and to assess the mouth following a tooth extraction* to make sure the entire tooth root was removed.
  • Your pet will be sent home with our Dental Home Kit, which includes quality dental products to maintain healthy oral habits for your pet between appointments.

*Tooth extractions are only performed if absolutely needed, and we will contact you for approval before doing the extraction.

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Important Facts About Pet Dental Care

  • Oral disease is the #1 health problem diagnosed in dogs and cats.
  • Dental disease is the #1 health problem in pets over 7 years of age and the #2 health problem in pets under 7 years of age.
  • Dental disease is the most common cause of bad breath in pets.
  • When left untreated, dental disease leads to a number of physical health conditions including infections in the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys.

We can help you care for every aspect of your pet’s health at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, and their oral health is especially important! Our team is here to answer all your questions and help you schedule your pet’s next dental appointment. Give us a call today at (203) 265-1646!

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