Hadlock Veterinary Clinic’s veterinarians and staff believe the centerpiece of proper dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at six months of age, and then annually. In between visits to our veterinary hospital, check your pet’s teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet’s teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.
At Hadlock Veterinary Clinic, your pet’s dental appointment may include:
- Oral examinations under anesthesia
- Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
- Supra and subgingival scaling with an ultrasonic scaler
- Tooth extractions
- Fluoride application
- Taking digital dental x-rays