Pet Dental Care in Elwood
Is your pet's mouth odor becoming a distraction? At Elwood Animal Hospital, we’re passionate about educating pet owners on the topic of pet dental care and the need for daily, consistent treatment at home. Dental chews and treats are not an effective deterrent against plaque buildup and any infections that follow. Daily brushing and yearly checkups with your veterinarian are your pet’s best defense against plaque buildup, odor-causing bacteria, dental disease, and other risk factors.
What is Dental Disease?
Dental disease is one of the most common health conditions affecting dogs and cats. In its early stages it starts with plaque and tartar buildup, and without treatment can eventually lead to inflamed gums, tooth loss, and harmful bacteria in the bloodstream. Pets with advanced dental disease are at a much higher risk for heart disease, along with diseases of the kidneys and liver.
Fortunately, dental disease is preventable with daily teeth brushing and regular exams and teeth cleanings at our hospital. By improving your pet's oral health, you're also improving their overall health.
If your pet has bad breath, yellow/brown teeth, and noticeable trouble eating, they could have a dental problem. Contact us today to schedule an oral exam for your pet.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Elwood Animal Hospital’s veterinarians and technicians have experience, skill, and extensive knowledge regarding the latest practices in pet dentistry. This means that every step of the process is performed with the utmost concern for your pet’s health, safety, and well-being.
- All pets must be under anesthesia for their teeth cleanings to ensure comfort, safety, and thoroughness. We examine patients beforehand and do blood testing as needed to assess their health.
- Additionally, we take dental X-rays in order to look below the gum line, where most dental problems occur. This includes tooth decay, bone loss, tooth fractures, and dental disease.
- We clean your pet’s teeth above and below the gum line using an ultrasonic scaler. This ensures the complete removal of any plaque or calculus present.
Most generous, kind and loving staff amongst ANY veterinarian office/animal hospital I've ever been to.