Dental care is very important for our pets, though many owners do not realize just how vital it is!
Dental disease is more than just bad breath and discolored teeth! It can cause many health issues, including heart disease, liver problems, and kidney disease.
Dental disease affects more pets than you may realize! In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of the disease. This makes it the most common pet health issue among our pet population in Lyndhurst, OH.
Even though it is so common (and harmful), many owners still don't realize just how important it is to take care of their pet's teeth. They need to start brushing their pet's teeth and giving them dental chews! It is also important to have their pet's teeth checked by a veterinarian regularly. We might recommend a professional cleaning under anesthesia. We can reach areas where you are unable to reach at home with a toothbrush!
Our main surgeon, Dr. Alisa Taddeo has a passion for surgery, but one thing that makes her heart skip a beat, is dentistry. Dr. Taddeo keeps up with the latest information. Our dental procedures include full mouth oral radiographs with our digital X-ray machine. Every tooth is probed, cleaned, and polished in your companion's mouth. After Dr. Taddeo's oral evaluation, she will devise the best plan for your pet and discuss with you, the owner, if any oral surgery is required, including extractions. If extractions are needed, we step up our pain management protocol and perform oral nerve blocks in your pet's mouth.
If you are concerned that your pet has some signs of dental disease or would just like one of our qualified veterinarians to look at your pet's teeth, contact us today! We can schedule a professional dental cleaning if your pet needs one.