Dog and cat owners might be quite concerned about the physical health of the animal members of their families. They might also be attentive to the grooming needs of their little friends. Unfortunately, when it comes to pet dental care, some owners might not be so cautious. Our pets may need a similar sort of dental care as we do, and when that care is overlooked, they can fall prone the same diseases and dental problems that we can. By considering the dental care of your pets, you can help them lead healthier and happier lives.
At Miami Shores Animal Clinic in Miami, FL, we can offer a full range of dental care for your pet as part of our overall practice of veterinary medicine.
Pet Dental Exam
In providing dental care, we can thoroughly examine your pet's mouth, jaws, and teeth. In addition to looking for signs of gum disease or tooth decay, we can look at the animal's saliva glands, tongue, lymph nodes, and throat, checking for any sign of diseases affecting those parts of the body. We can probe for any abscessed gums or jaw problems.
After an examination, we can carry out a systematic, comprehensive treatment plan, whether involving only a brushing or cleaning, or more serious treatments such as the removal of a diseased or decayed tooth. We can also conduct procedures that veterinarians can provide such as cleaning and polishing your pet's teeth. As with your own dentist, your pet can also have its teeth cleaned to remove any leftover food or debris.
Pets might need to have full anesthesia that veterinarians can provide since dental work can cause pain, and discomfort, as well as some fear in animals. Our technicians are capable in carrying out safe and effective anesthesia in our patients.
Finally, we work with all our clients to help them develop an at-home care regimen for their pets. Dogs and cats might have gum and tooth disease from an early age, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in keeping pets healthy for life.
Visit Us for More Information
At Miami Shores Animal Clinic, are here to help the community in Miami, FL. If you are looking for veterinary care for your pets, we would be delighted to meet with you and show you what we have to offer. We provide a full range of animal care, and treat both our patients and the people in their lives with the uttermost care and respect. Call today for an appointment. Call us at (305) 757-3030 for more information.