Veterinary Dentistry in Verona & Montclair
Ensuring Your Pet Receives Complete Dental Care
Verona & Montclair Animal Hospitals understand the importance of healthy teeth and gums for your pets. Not only does routine dental cleaning prevent your pet from experiencing harmful plaque buildup and gum disease, but it can also help prevent internal issues such as heart and liver disease.
Proper dental care can be easily achieved with routine dental cleanings and follow up home care. At our hospitals, cleanings and polishing are done using state-of-the-art dental equipment. Prior to your pet’s dental cleaning, pre-anesthetic blood work, and often, an electrocardiogram are taken to ensure your pet’s wellbeing.
These diagnostics can also alert the doctor to the presence of any pre-existing conditions such as:
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- liver disease
Benefits of Routine Pet Dental Care
Prevention of dental disease: Regular dental care, including brushing your pet's teeth, helps prevent dental issues such as periodontal disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay. By removing plaque and tartar buildup, you reduce the risk of dental disease and maintain healthier teeth and gums.
Fresh breath: One of the noticeable benefits of dental care is improved breath. Regular brushing and dental cleanings help eliminate bacteria and odors that cause bad breath in pets, resulting in fresher breath.
Improved overall health: Dental disease can impact your pet's overall health. Bacteria from dental infections can enter the bloodstream and affect vital organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. By maintaining good oral hygiene, you reduce the risk of these systemic health issues and promote better overall well-being.
Pain relief: Dental disease can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty eating for pets. Regular dental care helps alleviate pain by addressing issues like gum inflammation, tooth decay, and infections, leading to improved quality of life for your pet.
Preservation of teeth: Advanced dental disease can result in tooth loss. Routine dental care helps preserve your pet's teeth by preventing severe decay, tooth fractures, and gum disease. This ensures they can continue to eat comfortably and maintain proper dental function.
Early detection of oral problems: Regular dental exams provide an opportunity for your veterinarian to examine your pet's oral cavity thoroughly. This allows for early detection of dental abnormalities, oral tumors, broken teeth, or other oral health issues. Identifying problems early enables prompt treatment and can prevent complications down the line.
Cost savings: Investing in routine dental care can save you money in the long run. Preventing or addressing dental issues early on is often less expensive than treating advanced dental disease or complications that may require extractions, oral surgeries, or more extensive treatments.
Extended lifespan: Dental health is closely tied to overall health and well-being. By prioritizing routine dental care for your pet, you contribute to their longevity, ensuring they enjoy a healthier and happier life.
Speak with our veterinarians to develop a dental care routine suitable for your pet's specific needs. We can recommend appropriate dental products, provide dental cleanings as needed, and offer guidance on at-home dental care techniques such as toothbrushing or dental chews.
“A great place. My dog was well cared for with care and attention! I recommend.”- Carla G.
“Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Safety protocols are strict and reassuring.”- William B.
“Friendly, clean, my dogs have never had a bad visit with them. They are treated very well and the techs are great.”- Diana M.