Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care

Dental problems are easily prevented. However, if these problems are left untreated, they can often lead to larger systemic problems due to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. For this reason, Central Veterinary Center recommends that your pet receive regular dental cleanings. We also provide a range of dental services that include extractions and tooth polishing.

As a commitment to your pet's long-term health care, Central Veterinary Center has invested in dental digital radiology. These digital radiographs—also referred to as digital X-rays—are immidately available to be viewed on a computer. With the speed of digital radiology, your veterinarian is often able to provide diagnosis and treatment options on the same day of your pet's dental exam.

In Between Cleanings: Home Dental Care

It is also important for you to provide home dental care and recognize the warning signs of dental disease, which include:

  • Bad breath–one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

Dr. Heitzman and her staff are available to answer any questions you may have regarding home dental care for your pet.