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Dental Care

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Dental care is an often overlooked, but important component, of your dog and cat's health care. A good sound dental program will provide comfort and longevity to your pet's life as well as make them more pleasant to be around. Both dogs and cats both need routine dental care. We offer advice on home dental care and give you options on how to achieve the best results. Ask us how we can assist you in providing dental care for your pet.

Preventative Dental Care at Sesser Animal Hospital
Sesser Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the following comprehensive, preventative dental services. Our routine preventative dental care includes complete ultrasonic scaling, root planing and polishing. We place your pet under anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination. We examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease. We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment. We give your pet's teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing. After professional cleaning, your pet's mouth with be healthier and pain free.

Sesser Animal Hospital is capable of providing:
  • Complete prophylactic ultrasonic scaling, root planing and polishing
  • Minor oral surgery including, but not limited to, tooth extractions, fistula repairs and removal of oral tumors
  • Comprehensive pain management before, during and after any oral procedure that may produce discomfort
  • Monitored general anesthesia through our knowledgeable, well-trained veterinary assistants with the aid of digital monitoring for the vital signs
  • A designated veterinary assistant assigned to them at all times
  • Administering local anesthesia to all surgical tooth extractions
  • Home dental care instructions and product recommendations
  • A referral network to veterinary dentists and specialists when needed
At Home Dental Care
Your pet's dental care doesn't end after he or she leaves our clinic. Our staff will show you how to brush your pet's teeth at home. This is an excellent way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up and promote good oral hygiene. Brushing your pet's teeth at the same time each day with a pet toothpaste (do not use human toothpaste) and a brushing device (toothbrush, finger brush, gauze on your finger, etc.) is the most effective means of removing plaque from your pet's teeth.

Clinical signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats
Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases, as they may be suffering from painful dental disease:

  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth