Pet Dental

New River Animal Hospital in Nimitz, WV, offers a thorough and professional pet dentistry service that prioritizes your furry friends’ oral care needs.

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vet cleaning dog's teeth

Comprehensive Dental Care for Pets

Our New River Animal Hospital team employs precise techniques using ultrasonic instruments for a thorough cleaning process, addressing each tooth meticulously above and below the gum line. This dedicated approach ensures that your pet’s dental health is given the attention it deserves. After cleaning, we go the extra mile by polishing each tooth and applying a plaque-prevention gel. This enhances the appearance of your pet’s teeth and contributes to long-term oral health. Our highly trained veterinarians closely monitor your pet throughout the procedure, prioritizing their comfort and safety.

Benefits of Pet Dentistry at New River Animal Hospital

  • Thorough Cleaning: Our pet dentistry service goes beyond surface cleaning, reaching areas above and below the gum line to address potential issues at their roots.
  • Polishing and Protective Seal: The final touches of polishing and sealing with a plaque prevention gel make your pet’s teeth shine and act as a protective measure against future plaque buildup.
  • Professional Monitoring: Your pet is in capable hands with our highly trained assistants, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience throughout the dental care process.
  • OraVet Products: Enhance your pet’s oral health at home with OraVet dental health chews and specially formulated dental care food. Our veterinary team endorses these products for ongoing plaque control.

Recognizing When Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Understanding the signs that your pet requires dental care is crucial for their overall health:

  • Persistent Bad Breath: Foul breath can indicate dental issues, including periodontal disease.
  • Difficulty Eating or Pawing at the Mouth: If your pet shows discomfort while eating or increased pawing at the mouth, it may signal dental problems.
  • Visible Tartar Buildup: Noticeable yellow or brown deposits on your pet’s teeth indicate it’s time for a dental check-up.
  • Bleeding Gums or Drooling: Unusual drooling or bleeding from the gums should be addressed promptly.

The Veterinary Dental Health Council emphasizes preventive measures. Daily oral hygiene, such as brushing or using VOHC Seal-endorsed products, is crucial in maintaining your pet’s oral health. Regular veterinary examinations are also recommended, especially for middle-aged and older pets who may require periodic professional scaling.