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Did you know that with proper pet dental care, your pet can live as much as 5 additional years? Boca Village Animal Hospital, your veterinarian in Boca Raton, serving the areas of Boca Raton, Boca Pointe, Boca Del Mar, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Delray Beach, FL, offers complete pet dentistry services including pet dental cleaning, tooth extractions and handling puppy teeth.
Poor dental care leads to oral complications such as gum and periodontal disease, but it can also cause serious health such as heart, kidney and liver disease. Pets suffer from the pain of dental problems, but they suffer in silence. By taking advantage of the exceptional pet dentistry services offered by our Boca Raton veterinarian, you'll spare your pet from needless pain and suffering.
The core of good pet dental care is a yearly dental cleaning performed under anesthesia. All dental procedures executed by our Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach veterinarian take place in our stellar surgical suite. Before any dental procedures, we take blood work to check that all internal organs are functioning properly as well as check heart function with an electro cardiogram.
After your pet has been approved for anesthesia, our staff inserts the IV to provide fluids and medications during the procedure. We then perform a tooth-by-tooth scaling, polishing, and application of fluoride sealants. We use our ultrasound equipment to get the best possible results, cleaning both above and below the gum line. Polishing is especially important because it is harder for plaque to adhere to smooth surfaces. All during the cleaning both our veterinarian and veterinary technician monitor your pet using our modern tools and equipment. When we are finished, your pet receives an injection containing both an antibiotic and an anti-pain drug. After all is complete, your pet is placed in a safe, quiet area, where he or she is also monitored closely, to recover.
Anesthesia allows our veterinarian to work on your pet’s teeth safely and more comfortably. We use proven and reliable products and your pet’s vitals are monitored throughout the entire procedure.
If your pet needs additional dental work, we will discuss it with you beforehand. However, sometimes during a pet dental cleaning we will perform tooth extractions as part of the procedure.
Proper dental care for puppy teeth sets the stage for a future of good oral hygiene for your dog, and there’s a lot you can do to help. Supply them with chew toys designed for teething puppies and get them used to having their mouth and gums touched. If your puppy does not have the baby teeth by 12 weeks, it’s time to give our veterinarian in Boca Raton a call.
Whatever your pet dentistry need is, our Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton veterinarian is here to provide expert dental care. Call us at (561) 391-2266 to find out more.