Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can shower the body and bloodstream with bacteria. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, dental diets and regular examinations. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (513) 797-7387 (PETS) today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.
Pet Dental Services
- Preventive dentistry
- Digital radiology
- Tooth extraction
- Pain relief
- Exotic dentistry
What is included in an All Creatures Animal Hospital Oral Prophylaxis?
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: A very important first step, pre-anesthetic bloodwork gives us insight into your pet’s internal organ function and helps us ensure they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
- IV Catheter: We give warm IV fluids to help keep your pet hydrated and warm during the procedure. This also helps keep the blood pressure up.
- Oral charting: We examine each tooth and chart tartar and pocket depths (pocket depth is the (gap) between the gum and the tooth).
- Ultrasonic Scaling: This process removes the brown tartar that you see on the surface of the tooth.
- Subgingival Scaling: This removes the tartar from just under the gum line.
- Polishing: It is more difficult for bacteria and tartar to adhere to a smooth, polished tooth. This step extends the ‘life’ of your oral prophylaxis.
- Oravet Sealer: Applying this product helps protect the teeth from tartar build up by as much as 50%!
- Digital Before and After Pictures: Sometimes it is hard to remember what your pet’s teeth looked like before they were cleaned. Pictures make that difference very clear and, hopefully, communicate the importance of regular prophylaxes.
- Report: You will receive a report of your pet’s oral health which includes all pictures, charts, and radiographs taken.
We also offer money-saving and affordable Wellness Plans for cats and dogs which include dental cleanings.