Our routine dental care includes complete ultrasonic scaling, root planing, and polishing. We place your pet under safe anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination. We examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion, and periodontal disease. We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment. We give your pet's teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing.
Dental disease is one of the most common problems in dogs and cats. Untreated dental disease compromises the quality of an animal's life and leads to pain, infection, tooth loss, and potential infection to other organ systems. Pet owners can make a big difference in the longevity and quality of life of their pets with daily dental care and complete veterinary dental assessment and treatment.
Recommended Home Dental Care for your Dog or Cat
Brushing your pet's teeth every day will significantly reduce plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss. The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys, and heart. Our staff is happy to explain how to brush your pet's teeth and give you a hands-on demonstration. For patients who will not tolerate tooth brushing, other options include oralmucosal gels and enzymatic chews. Please give us a call or ask us about what might work best for your pet during your next appointment.
Shiloh Animal Hospital utilizes advanced dental equipment including digital radiographs, high speed ultrasonic scaler, and fiber optic high speed drill. This equipment allows us to provide thorough dental care including preventative cleaning, extractions, and minor oral surgery. After performing a thorough oral examination and reviewing the radiographs, an individualized dental treatment plan will be recommended.
Routine Preventative Dental Care
Yellow, brown, or discolored teeth
Red, inflamed gums
Swollen mouth, jaws, or gums
Doesn't play with chew toys as often
Pain when eating, chattering teeth
Signs of Dental Disease in your Dog or Cat
Full Service Dental Treatments
for Your Pet's Oral Health
Advanced Dental Equipment