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Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning in Wilton, NY

Does your pet have bad breath? Unfortunately, ‘dog breath’ isn’t normal; it could be an early sign of dental disease. Dental disease affects more than two-thirds of cats and dogs by the time they are 3 years old, yet the disease is entirely preventable. At Saratoga Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of proactive dog and cat teeth cleaning in Wilton, NY to keep your pet from ever developing dental health problems.

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Our Dental Care Procedures for Pets

Routine professional dental cleaning is essential for staving off periodontal disease. We use an ultrasonic scaler to clear plaque from each tooth both above and below the gum line. Due to the intensity of this procedure, general anesthesia is required for the safety and comfort of your pet. Rest assured that as an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we take extensive measures to minimize risk including close monitoring, an IV catheter, and pain medication as needed.

A complete dental cleaning procedure includes:

  • Digital dental X-rays to evaluate the health of teeth below the gum line
  • Thorough dental evaluation checking for periodontal pockets and other signs of disease
  • Ultrasonic scaling of each tooth to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line
  • Polishing of each tooth to smooth the enamel and reduce future tartar build-up
  • Fluoride treatment and/or sealants to further protect teeth from tartar
  • Extractions of damaged teeth*

*Extractions are a last resort. They can be uncomfortable for your pet and costly to you, but they can be avoided with preventive pet dental care. If your pet does require extractions, we’ll provide them with effective pain relief during the procedure and through their recovery.

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Preventive Teeth Cleaning at Home

You too can play an instrumental role in preventing dental disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth on a daily basis is the single best way to maintain their oral hygiene. However, it can also be the most difficult thing to keep up with due to busy schedules and uncooperative pets. To help make things a bit easier, there are other options. Here are some other dental care products that help reduce plaque and tartar build-up:

  • Oral wipes
  • Dental treats
  • Dental chew toys
  • Water additives
  • Prescription dental diets

Talk with one of our veterinarians today about your pet’s dental care and what products we recommend for maintaining and improving their oral health!

As pet parents over the years to four dachshunds, we have been through several dental procedures.  Dr. Leisa has performed every dental procedure for all of our dogs.  We could not be more impressed with her work and her care for our dogs.  We understand that there are always some risks involved with this kind of procedure but we also know the risks involved with poor dental health. We trust Dr. Leisa and Dr. Chris t­o always take great care of our dogs and do what is best for them. Chloe is doing great!  She is back to being herself and we could not be happier.­

-Laura and Chris R.

As Miles started to recover, we realized what a changed cat he was! He wanted to sit in our laps again, chase his toys, and be affectionate and playful again. He was back to being his old self. Please tell all your clients not to ignore any suggestion to have an animals’ teeth cleaned. Miles and our family THANK YOU!

- Pat I.

Saratoga Veterinary Hospital

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