Veterinary Dental Services in Scottsdale
High Quality Dental Care for Happy, Healthy Pets
Keeping your pet’s smile healthy is an important aspect of their overall healthcare. It’s easy to forget about taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums, which is why DC Ranch Animal Hospital is here to keep your pet smiling. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we are fully equipped to provide a full range of dental services for the cats and dogs throughout the Scottsdale community.
Periodontal Disease: The Most Common Disease in Cats & Dogs
Periodontal disease, or an infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place, is known as the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs. If your pet’s breath is unusually smelly, it could be a sign that your pet is suffering from periodontal disease. Don’t ignore your pet’s bad breath – bring them to DC Ranch Animal Hospital for an oral exam so that our Scottsdale veterinarian can make sure their teeth are healthy.
Your pet may have periodontal disease if they exhibit any of the following:
- Bad breath
- Blood in the saliva or water dish
- Difficulty eating
- Excessive drooling
- Loose teeth
Common Causes of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by an excessive buildup of plaque on the teeth that moves below the gumline to infect the tissues that hold the teeth in place. Plaque, like in humans, is a bacterial film that can be removed by regular brushing. However, if not removed regularly, plaque can harden on the teeth and create more surface area for more plaque to build up. Over time, plaque can reach a state in which only a professional dental cleaning will be effective in removing the accumulation from the teeth. As periodontal disease progresses, it can cause pain and permanent damage to the teeth and jaw bone.
Dental Procedures at DC Ranch Animal Hospital
When your pet needs a professional dental cleaning, DC Ranch Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet! Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe while our Scottsdale veterinarian cleans your pet’s teeth.
We use full mouth dental radiographs which provides us with valuable information when evaluating common dental problems in both cats and dogs. Plus, the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats state that preoperative and postoperative dental radiographs are mandated for all dental extractions. Complete radiographic views of the skull and full-mouth dental radiographs are a critical factor in optimal oral health and are necessary for accurate diagnosis.
After your pet’s dental treatment, our team will help you learn how to care for your pet’s teeth at home so that they can keep smiling for years to come.
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