Pet Dental Care: A Healthy Smile for a Healthy Pet

Your pet’s teeth play a greater role in their overall health than you may realize. A healthy mouth can ensure their wellbeing and even extend their lifespan. Not to mention as well - that toothaches are painful! A pet in pain is not able to be their best self, which affects their relationship with you. Make sure pet dental care is a priority in your companion’s health care plan. Our Merritt Island, Viera, and Cocoa Beach locations each offer the finest dental care around, so schedule your pet’s appointment today.

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"Oh my goodness. We had such an awesome experience with the doctors nurses and reception faculty. They treated our Savannah like family. The hospital facility is so clean and beautifully island decorated. It’s so comforting having a place like this to go to. Highly recommend."
- Mary M.

What Does a Dental Procedure Entail?

Pet dental care involves a full-fledged anesthetic procedure. However, do not let that scare you! Your pet receives extensive pre-anesthetic evaluation to ensure they are capable of handling the procedure with flying colors. About two-thirds of your pet’s tooth actually lies below the gumline and anesthesia is essential for a thorough cleaning and examination.

During a dental cleaning we:

  • Scale and polish each tooth
  • Examine both above and below the gumline for signs of periodontal disease
  • Perform extractions on broken or chipped teeth if needed
  • Take full digital x-rays

Additionally, we provide full pain medication for your pet before and after a dental exam that involves extractions. Your pet’s comfort is a high priority and we intend to make each procedure as painless and stress-free as possible.

What You Can Do: At Home Dental Care

Your pet’s dental health does not begin and end with us! You can do a lot of home care to ensure your pet’s teeth stay in prime condition. After a cleaning with us, we send you home with a dental care kit including a toothbrush and toothpaste for your pet. While brushing daily is the best care you can give, we also realize that some pets are not quite as cooperative as others. Luckily, other options exist, and we sell many of them right here in our clinics. Water additives and dental chews can help on those days when you lapse on brushing.

Learn more about the benefits of pet dental care and what a professional veterinary cleaning can do for your pet!

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