Pet Dental Care

Riverwalk Pet Hospital & Resort

Pet Dentistry

Your pet’s dental care is not different than your own dental care, protect your pet’s smile. Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.

Pet Dentistry

At Riverwalk Pet Hospital, we offer professional pet dentistry services, including routine preventative care to advanced treatment of existing oral health problems.

At least 85% of pets over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. Like humans, pets need regular dental care. Good oral health is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it’s also extremely important for the pet’s overall health. An infection in the mouth can lead to infection throughout the body, which can cause illness. Poor dental hygiene can lead to pets having kidney, heart, and liver disease.

Poor oral health is a condition that can very easily be managed and even prevented. With knowledge, understanding, early intervention, and routine care, your pet’s mouth can be a place free from disease, infection, and pain.

Some indications that your pet may be experiencing problems from dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty eating
  • Demonstrating pain when chewing food or when touching pet’s mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Red or inflamed gums

Dental prophylaxis: Teeth cleaning and polishing performed by a trained veterinary professional can help prevent disease in your pet. Listed below is what’s included in your pet’s professional teeth cleaning:

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation/assessment by a veterinarian
  • Placement of the intravenous catheter
  • Anesthesia
  • Fluid therapy during the procedure
  • Full mouth dental radiographs
  • Probing (assessment of gum disease)
  • Ultrasonic scaling (removal of tartar build-up)
  • Polishing