Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your furry family member due to bad breath?
Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your companion is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.
The professional dentistry services at Augusta Animal Clinic are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine, preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one.
In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. At Augusta Animal Clinic, we recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend once again. Our dental services can help get you there!
Just as with humans, in some cases, surgery is required to address and/or correct a dental problem in a companion animal. Whether it’s something straightforward, like an abscess or tooth extraction, or a more complex procedure, Augusta Animal Clinic has you covered. Most importantly, we take every precaution to ensure that all oral surgeries are performed to the highest standard of care. This ensures a safer, more effective procedure that is as pain-free as possible.
Our hospital is equipped with cutting edge equipment and advanced technology designed to streamline the dental surgery process. As with any surgery, an appropriate pain management strategy is developed and tailored specifically to your companion. During surgery, our dedicated support staff will be present to assist with the procedure and monitor your pet’s wellbeing at all times. Once the operation is complete, we will continue to keep a close watch as the anesthesia wears off. If necessary, pain medication can be prescribed to make the recovery process more comfortable for your pet.