Dental disease is the most common health problem affecting our four-legged family members, but it doesn’t have to be! While a lack of routine dental care can, unfortunately, lead to tartar buildup and potential infection in the mouth, regular teeth cleanings can prevent these, and other oral health problems. At Westmonte Animal Clinic, Dr. Matagrano and her staff perform oral health exams and professional cat and dog teeth cleanings on a regular basis. We know that establishing a dental routine can be challenging, especially if your pet is older and set in their ways. Luckily, there are options available for pets of all ages, and we can help you formulate a treatment plan that works. Schedule a dog teeth cleaning or cat dental cleaning by calling our animal clinic at (407) 862-6892 today!
Signs Of Dental Disease In Dogs And Cats
One of the problems with dental disease is that often, our pets will not show any clinical signs until their condition has gotten more serious. Even then, it might not automatically be evident to you that they need an oral exam (and possibly more). If you’re suspicious regarding your pet’s oral health, try to lift their lip and take a look at their teeth and gums. We advise pet parents to consider these issues, which could indicate advanced dental disease:
- Bad breath
- Brownish-yellow buildup along the gum line
- Gums appear red and inflamed
- Dropping food on the floor while they’re eating
- Drooling excessively and more frequently
- Rubbing or pawing at their face
Dog And Cat Teeth Cleanings At Westmonte Animal Clinic
We perform dog and cat teeth cleanings very similar to how your dentist cleans your teeth. The difference is that we need to administer general anesthesia to our patients before doing any dental work. This ensures that they are comfortable and safe during their procedure, and our team can provide the most thorough and complete care to your pet. For additional safety, we require pre-anesthetic blood work to confirm that your pet is in good health and is able to metabolize the anesthesia.
To deep clean your pet’s teeth and gums, we use an ultrasonic scaler, hand scaler, and high-speed polishing tool to remove all traces of plaque and tartar while also smoothing the enamel surfaces. We’ll check all of your pet’s teeth, check for periodontal pockets, and make sure there is no sign of infection. We are able to treat dental disease in dogs and cats, and if necessary, we can also extract decayed or broken teeth (with your prior consent and with the appropriate pain relief administered).
Thanks to our location near the intersection of State Rd 436 and Hwy 17-92, Westmonte Animal Clinic serves much of the Greater Orlando area. Whether you are searching for pet dental cleanings in Winter Springs, dog teeth cleaning in Altamonte Springs, or cat teeth cleaning in Florida, Westmonte Animal Clinic can serve you. If you have any questions about your pet’s oral health or would like to schedule an oral exam, call Westmonte Animal Clinic at (407) 862-6892.