Pet Dentistry in the Columbus Area
Did you know that your pet’s dental health is one of the most important aspects of their overall health? Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most neglected, but we want to help change that. River Road Animal Clinic takes a proactive approach to dental care to help lower the number of pets that are affected by gum disease and other oral problems. With our dental services, we can keep your pet’s breath fresh and her teeth and gums healthy. The following is a list of the pet dental services we provide:
- Dental cleaning/scaling (prophylaxis)
- Extractions (if necessary)
- Pre-anesthetic blood work (required)
- Monitoring and IV fluids
Just as with any other service we provide, we make your pet’s safety and comfort our number one priority. That’s why we require pre-anesthetic blood work for all dental procedures.
Therefore, we require pre-anesthetic blood work for all dental procedures. Your pet will be placed under general anesthesia to provide a thorough cleaning of its teeth while an assistant monitors EKG, oxygen levels, temperature, heart rate, and IV fluids.
Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?
This is a question you may have asked yourself, and the good news is, there are several easy ways to answer. If your pet allows you, simply “flip the lip” and take a peek. This will help you determine if a dental exam/cleaning is needed. Some of the signs to look are:
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose, missing, or chipped teeth
- Tartar buildup
- Inflamed gums
While these are some of the physical signs to look for, there are several behavioral signs as well that could indicate the presence of gum disease or another oral problem. These include pawing at the mouth, excessive drooling, and teeth chattering during eating. If you’ve noticed these or any other signs, give us a call at 706-327-8329 to schedule a dental exam/cleaning at River Road Animal Clinic.
With regular professional cleanings and exams, you can lower your pet’s risk for gum disease, which can be fatal if allowed to progress to its most advanced stage. Be proactive about your pet’s dental health, and schedule an appointment today.