Pet Dental Care in Windermere, Bay Hill, Doctor Phillips, and more!
Pet dental care is one of the most critical aspects of an animal’s health. One of the best ways an owner can ensure their pet continues living a healthy life is by making proper oral hygiene part of their animal companion’s regular grooming routine. Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital of Windmere offers dental cleanings and other pet dental care services to residents living in the Orlando area.
We are equipped with a state of the art dental unit to perform routine and complex dental cleanings. While under anesthesia, your pet will receive a deep cleaning to remove all existing tartar. After cleaning, the teeth will be polished, treated with fluoride to strengthen the tooth surface, and an Oravet barrier sealant will be applied to protect the teeth for up to two weeks after the dental cleaning.
The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Even a seemingly minor dental issue in pets like gingivitis can become something more serious. Bacteria can get in between the spaces of the teeth and gum if plaque is allowed to build up along the pet’s gumline. That can lead to periodontitis, a more serious dental health problem that can cause an animal to lose their teeth.
The bacterium can also get inside your pet’s bloodstream and cause infection in other body organs. An owner should bring their pet in for care if they notice any of the following signs of possible dental health issues.
- Chronic bad breath
- Discolored teeth
- Loose or broken teeth
- Awkward chewing motion or food falling out of its mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Pain when eating
- Swollen areas in the mouth
It is best to bring your pet to our offices if they are in severe pain. We offer emergency dental services that can quickly bring them some relief.
What we offer
We offer digital dental x-rays to assess the health of the tooth root and the bone that supports the teeth. Treatment recommended could include surgical extraction and periodontal treatment. We use appropriate pain protocol depending upon the procedure your pet receives. We also use synthetic bone materials to fill the defects created by dental extractions to achieve a strong jaw bone after surgery. Complementary dental exams are available before scheduling a dental cleaning for your pet.
Benefits of Professional Pet Dental Care
A pet should be brought in at least once per year for teeth cleaning by a veterinarian. It can be hard for an owner to check every tooth in their pet’s mouth. A veterinarian can identify problems that might not be immediately visible to the naked eye. They can also recommend pet products that are safe to use.
Benefits of At-Home Pet Dental Care
A responsible owner should keep up good dental habits between routine pet dental visits. It is best to brush your pet’s teeth every day, or at least a couple of times per week. Consistency is key in preventing your companion from developing more severe dental issues that could impact their overall health.
Learn more about proper pet dental care by calling Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital of Windmere at 407-217-7700.