Why Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?
A healthy mouth may be even more important for pets than it undoubtedly is for humans. Animals can’t hold utensils or carry objects in their paws, so their teeth serve multiple roles beyond simply chewing food. Your pet’s dental health is critical to his well-being and quality of life. That’s why you’ll want to take advantage of the pet dental care services available from our Burbank veterinarian at Rainbow Pet Hospital, Dr. Metzger.
Trust Our Burbank Vet for Dental Evaluations and Treatment
Entrust your pet’s dental health and wellness to Rainbow Pet Hospital. Our Burbank vet recommends annual dental evaluations for most pets, with more frequent evaluations for senior animals or specific breeds that may be especially prone to dental problems. We can check every aspect of your pet’s dental and oral health. If we detect oral cancer, periodontal disease, or tooth damage, we’ll review the treatment options with you and provide that treatment right away. We can treat oral cancer, extract a diseased tooth, or prescribe antibiotics to fight infections.
Deep cleaning under anesthesia is another important part of routine dental care. By getting rid of any plaque and tartar adhered to your pet’s teeth, we can prevent the bacterial infiltration that causes periodontal disease. We’re also happy to advise you on home care methods such as tooth brushing (using pet-friendly toothpaste) and tartar-control foods or chew toys.