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Edmonton South Animal Hospital - Veterinary dental care for animal pets - dogs teeth , canine cleaning work

The Importance of Dental Cleaning and Examination

Your pet depends on his teeth -- and that means he depends on you to make sure his teeth receive the proper preventative care and treatment. Fortunately, you have someone you can depend on as well. Here at Edmonton South Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive cat and dog or canine dental works and services. Our veterinarian in Edmonton provides state-of-the-art dental cleaning, evaluation, diagnostics and treatment so your pet can continue to get full use from his teeth while enjoying better overall health.
Animals use their teeth for a variety of purposes, from chewing food to carrying toys and other objects of interest. It follows, then, that their teeth and gums are exposed to a wide range of potential threats on a daily basis. Chief among these is the daily danger posed by gum disease -- an ailment which sooner or later afflicts up to 80 percent of all dogs, and nearly as many cats. Gum disease is most often caused by the buildup of bits of food and saliva as they collect on the teeth and gums to form a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque attracts more and more bacteria as a food source, eventually hardening into tartar that requires professional dental cleaning to remove. Without this essential wellness procedure, the bacteria in the tartar can cause tooth decay, abscesses, jawbone loss, loose teeth, and painful gums that make chewing and eating a trial. Eventually, some of the bacteria can even infect the brain, heart or other organs.

Gum disease is not the only threat to your pet's dental health. Bacteria can also find their way into the body through cracked, chipped or broken teeth. Oral cancer can develop unnoticed in the mouth, a fast-moving disease that can eventually prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated quickly. For these and other reasons, you need to make sure your pet gets regular checkups and cleanings.
Cat and Dog or Canine Dental Work and Services at Our Clinic

Edmonton South Animal Hospital offers pet dental care as a part of your beloved companion's routine wellness program. Our veterinarian in Edmonton may recommend annual dental evaluations, or more frequent evaluations for small breeds or senior animals. We can detect abscesses, tumors, and other issues in their early stages, and then recommend a course of treatment to remove the threat to your pet's health. Regular cleanings get rid of even the toughest tartar, both above and below the gum line, to help protect the teeth and gums from bacterial infiltration. We are also able to advise you on home care practices to optimize your pet's oral health between visits. For instance, we can show you how to brush your pet's teeth as a means of keeping plaque buildup to a minimum. Your furry friend may also benefit from tartar-control foods, chew toys or dietary changes that help keep teeth cleaner and healthier. Contact our veterinary clinic to schedule a dental evaluation and cleaning for your pet.