The Importance of Pet Dental Care


Importance of Pet Dental Care From Your Scarsdale Veterinarian

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No matter how you feel about visiting the dentist, our Scarsdale veterinarian team hopes you agree that taking your dog or cat to the pet dentist is crucial for its well-being! Routine oral examinations can help your animal avoid a number of dental diseases—which are uncomfortable for your pet and expensive for you! We offer a full range of dental services, including comprehensive oral examination, tooth cleaning, and tooth extraction, all performed with your animal under anesthesia to ensure her comfort and allow our team to do what we do best. 

The following are just a few of the most common conditions that can be prevented via routine dental exams:

  • Bad breath
  • Plaque (which, if not removed, can harden into tartar)
  • Cavities 
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Tooth abscess:  this painful infection can make it difficult for your pet to eat; plus, bacteria that goes from the mouth into the body via the bloodstream may go on to infect other organs and lead to heart or kidney disease!

You read that last point right: certain pet dental problems can actually have a negative impact on your pet’s overall health.

Conversely, clean healthy teeth and gums can actually extend a pet’s lifespan by one to five years!

But my pet’s breath doesn’t smell. Why should I take her to a pet dentist?

As is the case for many health conditions, clinical signs of dental disease (even oral cancers) often do not show up until long after the disease process has gone on unabated. Routine examinations by our Scarsdale veterinarian is the best way to ensure early detection and keep a small issue from developving into a huge problem.

Need a Scarsdale Veterinarian Who Can Provide Tooth Cleaning & Other Pet Dental Services? Call Central Animal Hospital Today

Central Animal Hospital is a leading AAHA accredited veterinary facility serving pets from all neighborhoods in Westchester County. If you are seeking quality pet dental services for your family dog or cat, call us today at 914-723-1250.