Proper Dental Care at Stone Ridge
At Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we provide several services that support the oral health care of your pet.
Dental cleanings for your pet are similar to those performed on humans. The only difference is that veterinary cleanings are performed under general anesthesia. This ensures the safety and comfort of every animal. At Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we believe regular cleanings are imperative to preventing more serious health problems, so don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.
The majority of your pet’s tooth lies below the gum line, making it difficult to detect problems by observation alone. However, digital x-rays allow us to see more and do more when it comes to your pet’s dental health. Digital x-rays provide superior images, decrease radiation exposure, and lead to quicker, more reliable results. Many of our patients have benefitted from these early detection capabilities, and Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer this valuable service to our clients.
For some dental procedures, a pain management plan may be necessary. Please consult one of our veterinarians about special considerations that may be appropriate.
Preventive Dental Care
Just like us, caring for your cat or dog’s teeth is critical to overall health. Left untreated, conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, cardiac issues, or kidney disease. Although these conditions can be controlled, it’s important to know they’re actually preventable.
While there are many preventive dental care strategies, brushing your pet’s teeth may be the single most effective thing you can do at home. Daily brushing protects your pet against future pain and disease. It can also decrease the general cost of dental and oral health care.