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Pet Dental Care From Your Scarsdale Veterinarian

Pet Dental Care

As a trusted and experienced Scarsdale veterinarian, you can trust Central Animal Hospital to provide your animal with all of the help they need to maintain their best level of health. We are an American Animal Hospital Association accredited member. When your pet comes in for care, he or she will always have the most advanced level of service possible. Dental care is one of the most important areas of overall health for your dog or cat.

Why Is Pet Dental Health Important?

Maintaining dental health helps to ensure your pet's overall health and well-being remains the best it can be. Pets cannot tell you when they have a toothache and, if you do not routinely brush their teeth, there is no real way for those teeth to remain healthy. Pets rely on their teeth for everything from biting and chewing to barking, moving objects, and protecting themselves. Complications with dental health can lead to other health concerns for most pets.

What Does Your Veterinarian Look for During an Exam?

During a vet exam, we will look at your pet's teeth. A visual inspection often means looking at the bone structure, the teeth themselves, and the gums. We are also looking for signs of problems such as:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Unaligned chewing or biting
  • Drooping and drooling
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Bleeding or swelling

From this, we can then determine if your pet needs any specific type of dental care.

Common Dog and Cat Dental Problems

During your pet's visit with us, our goal will be to ensure dog or cat has the proper dental care he or she needs. This may mean recognizing and treating common dental problems. Those might include:

  • Broken teeth and roots
  • Broken jaw
  • Abscesses or any signs of infection
  • Periodontal disease treatment
  • Palate defects  
  • Misalignment of the teeth or bite
  • Any cysts or tumors removed

How Your Pet Dentist Can Help with Dental Problems and Maintenance

When your dog or cat visits the pet dentist, the goal is to ensure proper care and attention is given to the animal's teeth. We will talk to you about necessary care for your pet, such as treatment for infections. We may recommend a deep cleaning of your pet's teeth. This may require general anesthesia. We'll also talk about any prevention tools that can help you keep your pet's teeth healthy such as learning how to brush the dog or cat's teeth at home. We'll make recommendations for care and we can provide most of the care your pet needs in our offices.

Schedule an Appointment with our Scarsdale Veterinarian Today

For all of the dental care you need, visit our team at Central Animal Hospital. We offer dog and cat dental care for emergencies, routine maintenance, and deep cleanings. To schedule an appointment at our Westchester area animal hospital, call 914-723-1250.