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Cleaner Teeth and a Healthier Pet

Dental issues don't just affect your pet's mouth—oral health has a major impact on your pet’s overall health. Our dental services encompass everything from routine cleanings to advanced dental procedures, which support your pet’s well-being.

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The Importance of Veterinary Dental Care

Veterinary dental services are about more than just fresh breath and clean teeth. In fact, without regular dental care, pets can develop common dental problems such as periodontal disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss. Dental disease has also been linked to systemic health problems, such as heart disease and kidney disease.

Fortunately, preventive and proactive dental care can help your pet stay healthy. By addressing dental issues early, we can alleviate discomfort and improve your pet's quality of life.

Signs Your Pet May Need Dental Care

Pets are often quite good at hiding their pain. However, if you notice any of these signs in your pet, it's essential to schedule a veterinary dental exam promptly to address any potential issues.

  • Decreased Appetite: If your pet is avoiding food or treats, it could be a sign that chewing is causing them discomfort.
  • Pawing at the Mouth: Pets may paw at their mouth if they are experiencing pain or irritation in their teeth or gums.
  • Drooling Excessively: Excessive drooling, especially if it's out of the ordinary for your pet, could be a sign of dental pain.
  • Bad Breath (Halitosis): Persistent bad breath can indicate dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Difficulty Chewing: If your pet is chewing on one side of their mouth or avoiding hard foods altogether, it could be due to tooth pain.
  • Changes in Behavior: Pets may become more irritable or aggressive if they are in pain. They may also withdraw from social interactions or become less active.
  • Visible Signs of Dental Problems: Look for signs such as swollen gums, discolored teeth, or visible tartar buildup on the teeth.

Dental Care Tailored to Your Pet’s Needs

Every preventive exam includes checking your pet’s teeth. With this assessment, our staff can help you determine the best options. If your pet’s dental care requires anesthesia, our staff will complete a pre-anesthetic checkup, run in-house bloodwork, provide IV fluids, and distribute medication for aftercare.

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Comprehensive Dental Exam

Our staff conducts a thorough examination of the teeth and gums, identifying any signs of dental issues such as tartar buildup, gingivitis, or tooth decay.

Professional Cleanings

Regular cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to dental disease. Our team utilizes advanced tools and techniques to safely and effectively clean your pet's teeth, preventing dental issues before they arise. Cleanings, using safe and effective ultrasonic equipment, can be performed without anesthesia.

Dental X-rays

We also offer dental X-rays to detect hidden problems beneath the gum line, such as abscesses, fractures, or impacted teeth. Because pets are under anesthesia for this procedure, we can act right away if an issue is found. From periodontal disease treatment to tooth extractions, our veterinarians are skilled in addressing a wide range of dental conditions.

Home Dental Care Guidance

We believe in empowering pet owners to take an active role in their pet's oral health. That's why we provide guidance on at-home dental care, including tooth brushing techniques, dental diets, and appropriate chew toys.

At Yorba Linda Pet Care Center, we understand the importance of a healthy smile for your furry friend. With our comprehensive dental services, we're committed to keeping your pet's teeth clean, bright, and pain-free for years to come. Schedule a dental exam for your pet today.