Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. As you can guess, things would soon start to go very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and painful, then infected. You could have trouble eating or loose teeth. Bacteria from periodontal disease could eventually travel into your bloodstream and cause other serious health problems. It’s the same for your dog or cat.
Williamsburg Animal Clinic offers complete pet oral health services, including:
- Dental exams
- Dental cleanings
- Dental X-rays
- Oral surgery
Following American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, Williamsburg Animal Clinic only does cleanings and dental work on anesthetized pets. To ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, we do require a routine exam and blood testing before the procedure.
Preventive Dental Care
Brushing your pet’s teeth several times per week is the best way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. Interested in learning how to brush your pet’s teeth? Just ask and our veterinarians will be happy to help you get started. If you have a pet that won’t tolerate brushing, our veterinarians can also recommend products that will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between cleanings.