Veterinary Dental Care
New Haven Pet Hospital offers pet dental exams and cleaning services for dogs and cats. Proper oral hygiene is a vital component in your pet’s healthcare routine. We recommend regular dental exams evaluations as part of your pet’s wellness program. Dental disease can lead to serious health problems involving the heart and kidneys.
Pet Dental Exam
During the dental visual inspection, we will look for signs of dental disease including:
- Excessive drooling
- Gum health—gingivitis or gingival erosion
- Loose teeth
- Tartar buildup
Trauma to your pet’s teeth can occur at any time. If you suspect a problem with your pet’s teeth, please bring them in for a complimentary exam performed by our veterinary technician. Look for signs and symptoms of dental problems such as:
- Bad breath
- Changes in eating habits
- Excessive drooling
- Missing tooth
- Pawing at the face
Veterinary Dental Cleaning Services
Based on the results of your pet’s dental inspection, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning. Our skilled veterinary team can perform this one-day service to protect your pet’s health.
Dental cleanings are performed under anesthesia to maximize the safety and comfort of your pet. We perform a series of safety checks including an examination, blood work, and other tests before anesthesia is administered. Digital dental x-rays are taken to identify tooth problems below the gum line.
Great care is taken to ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after the cleaning is performed. If additional problems are identified during your pet’s dental cleaning, we can also perform advanced corrective services including:
- Oral tumor removal
- Gum overgrowth removal
At-Home Pet Dentistry Tips
We are happy to discuss and demonstrate dog or cat teeth cleaning techniques, which you can perform at home. Some of these include:
- Regular brushing
- Specialized dental treats
- Dental Spray
- Prescription dental diets
Regular pet teeth brushing and dental care between veterinary dentistry visits provides the best possible protection for your pet. We understand that proper oral hygiene plays a vital role in your pet’s health and happiness. We look forward to partnering with you to provide the best veterinary care possible.
Contact us to schedule a dental evaluation or cleaning appointment today. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s dental care.