Pet Dental Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Dental Care

Many people do not give much thought to their pet's dental care. While most cats and dogs will suffer from some sort of dental disease at some point in their lives, many people do not realize their pets may be in pain. Crossroad Animal Hospital in Savannah offers veterinary services that treat periodontal disease. If you have questions about pet dental care, we have the answers. These are some of the common concerns people have before they speak with a veterinarian.

What Does a Pet Dental Cleaning Look Like?

A pet dental cleaning begins with an examination of your pet's teeth. Your pet may receive a dose of anesthesia to let them sleep and avoid stress during this examination. Once your pet is asleep, we will Xray the teeth to see if there are any potential issues inside the teeth or gums.  If all is well the veterinarian will remove plaque and other debris from the teeth and the area where the teeth and gums meet. Each tooth will be examined before it is polished.

Will Your Pet Be Placed Under Anesthesia?

Many people worry about anesthesia for dental work on their pet. Anesthesia is extremely helpful and allows a veterinarian to perform extensive dental work without your pet being afraid or becoming aggressive. Pets tend to be uncooperative dental patients, and anesthesia is helpful and allows for a pain-free experience.

How Often Does a Pet Require Dental Cleanings?

Pet dental care needs vary from pet to pet. It depends on any pre-existing conditions your pet has as well as what kind of healthcare your pet has had in the past. Pets generally should have their teeth cleaned once a year. A veterinarian with dental care experience can help you make the schedule that is right for your pet.

Veterinary Dental Care Provides Relief

Your pet benefits from seeing a veterinarian who understands its dental needs. Crossroad Animal Hospital in Savannah provides your pet with the tender loving care he or she deserves. Call the office today to schedule an appointment with a compassionate veterinarian who understands your pet.


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