Pet Dental Care
Oral health is a very important component to a pet’s overall health, but sadly, it’s also one of the most neglected. Angel Animal Hospital in Pasadena wants to help you be proactive about your pet’s dental health to prevent oral infections like gum disease. Gum disease in its most advanced stage can lead to many other problems if left untreated, including heart, liver, and kidney disease. The good news is that gum disease can be prevented. That’s why we recommend that you bring your pet in for a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year so we can examine his/her mouth. If we detect any signs that are associated with gum disease, we may recommend a dental cleaning, along with at-home dental products for preventive care.
Angel Animal Hospital’s Pet Dental Services
- Pre-anesthetic blood work
- Advanced monitoring
- Ultrasonic scaling and polishing
- Tooth extractions
- Oravet® dental sealants
We strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work prior to any pet dental care procedure we perform to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. We perform all dental procedures under anesthesia for the safety and comfort of our patients and monitor all vital signs before, during, and after treatment. After your pet’s dental cleaning/treatment is complete, we can apply Oravet sealants to prevent tartar buildup and offer advice on how to help prevent future dental problems.
Common Signs of Pet Dental Problems
As a “pet parent,” it’s important to know what signs to look for in your pet to determine if a dental cleaning is needed. While our doctors and technicians can confirm this information, it will benefit your pet to become familiar with these signs ahead of time, before your pet’s exam. Below is a list of some of the most common signs that are associated with dental disease.
- Bad breath
- Loose, broken, or discolored teeth
- Redness or irritation of the gums
- Pain or sensitivity while eating
- Brownish tartar buildup along gum line
If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your pet, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can catch any early signs of gum disease, the sooner we can treat them, and the greater our chances of success are.