Pet Dental Care in Newtown
Dental Services for Your Pet
Proper dental care is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Sycamore Veterinary Hospital offers full preventative dental care for your canine and feline companions.
- Comprehensive cleanings
- Tooth extractions
- Gingival flap procedures for large tooth extractions
If it’s time to take your pet to the dentist, schedule an appointment at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital today. Our veterinary dentists in Newtown offer compassionate care with your pet’s comfort in mind. We routinely serve clients from Holland, Langhorne, Richboro, and the surrounding areas.
Call (215) 515-5392 now to get started.
The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Why is dental care so important for your pet? Periodontal disease – caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque on your pet’s teeth and gums – can lead to bleeding and inflammation of the gums and the eventual loss of teeth. However, the effects of periodontal disease are not limited to your pet’s mouth. As the disease progresses, bacteria can travel through the blood and damage the heart, liver, and kidneys. More than 80% of dogs and cats have periodontal disease. While it is extremely common, it is also highly preventable.
What Does Pet Dentistry Involve?
Your pet’s dental cleaning begins with a general examination to evaluate his or her overall health and help us develop an anesthetic plan. Because veterinary dental procedures are more involved than human dental procedures, anesthesia is required to keep your pet still, prevent stress and discomfort, and to allow for a thorough cleaning.
First, tartar is removed from the teeth using a hand scaler. A periodontal probe checks for pockets under the gum line where periodontal disease and bad breath start. An ultrasonic scaler is used to clean above the gum line, while a curette cleans and smooths the teeth under the gum line in the crevices.
Next, your pet’s teeth are polished, creating a smooth surface. Finally, the entire mouth is rinsed with an antibacterial solution to help delay tartar buildup both under the gum line and on the crown of the tooth. In advanced cases of periodontal disease, tooth extractions may be necessary.
“Aly and Nicky, our two aging huskies have received consistent, attentive, competent, medical care from the veterinarians and staff at Sycamore for many years.”- Karen P.
“They are always the nicest to the dogs and their people.”- Mary Ann J.
“I plan on bringing my future animals back to not only Sycamore vet but Dr. Weiss!”- Jules S.