Pet Dental Care: Important for Good Pet Health

Pet Dental Care at Paumanok Veterinary Hospital

Comprehensive routine care for teeth both above and below the gum line can dramatically extend your petís life. Paumanok Veterinary Hospital recommends preventive care as the key to maintaining your petís long-term health. At every exam, we thoroughly check your petís mouth for:

  • Gingivitis
  • Fractured teeth
  • Correct bite
  • Jaw injury
  • Abscesses
  • Damage to enamel
  • Tartar and calculus build up

We will make recommendations to maintain or help improve your petís oral health. Our veterinarians will advise you if a professional cleaning is needed. All recommendations are made on an individual basis. If necessary, your petís veterinarian will perform the following:

  • Gum surgery
  • Deep cleaning
  • Tooth extractions
  • Oral surgery including complicated extractions

Keeping Your Petís Teeth Clean

Regular dental prophylaxis that includes professional cleaning and polishing not only helps to keep your petís teeth and gums healthy, it improves his or her general well-being. Our trained veterinary technician cleans the teeth ultrasonically, removing tartar and calculus above and below the gum line. Doing this correctly takes time, as this is detailed and meticulous work. The final step is polishing to make the tooth surface smooth, giving bacteria no place to hide.

Pain Relief for Routine Dental Procedures

Our veterinarians use pain relief medication as an important tool to ensure that routine dental care is not painful for your pet. All dental procedures are performed with general anesthesia to ensure that your pet is comfortable and has no anxiety. Pain medication is given to ensure additional pain relief before, during, and after a cleaning or tooth extraction.

Home Care of Your Petís Teeth Is Easy

Home care is very important and it is easy for you. We are happy to show you how to brush your petís teeth and may make other recommendations, such as:

  • Water additive that can help keep the teeth, gums, and mouth healthier
  • Mouthwash
  • Chew toys
  • Special chewy treats

Starting to develop these good habits when your pet is young means a healthier, happier life for your pet.

“Before I moved to Long Island 11 years ago, I looked up the vet practices locally that were members of the American Veterinary Hospital Association, which this one is, on the assumption that it was an indication of quality. I have never been disappointed since and photos of my four Vizslas, whom they have diligently cared for, grace their walls and mine. Besides good clinical care to the dogs and courteous service by the front office staff, the husband-wife veterinarian team are active in the community as well as in equine rescue, and they are good listeners to clients like myself who read widely on pet health and holistic health issues. I have always been pleased with both access to and the quality of the care delivered here. “

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, P.C. does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.