For dogs and cats alike, preventive care goes beyond regular wellness visits and timely vaccinations. Dental care for pets remains an important part of maintaining your pet’s overall health and wellness as well. At our full-service veterinary practice in Allen, Dr. Daryl Mensik and Dr. Lollie Mensik offer comprehensive dental care for cats and dogs. From basic oral exams to more complex oral surgeries, Country Creek Animal Hospital is fully equipped to provide your pet with the care needed to remain healthy and happy.
Just like in humans, oral health impacts overall well-being. While positive dental health can ensure proper digestion and chewing, poor dental hygiene can open the door for issues such as periodontal disease and tooth infections. If left untreated, these preventable conditions can damage other parts of the body, including the brain, health, liver, and kidneys. As a result, annual oral examinations can help prevent more serious health issues from occurring.
At Country Creek Animal Hospital, we recommend that clients bring in their pets for routine preventive cleanings every six months. During this visit, an ultrasonic scaler is used to thoroughly remove plaque from above and below the gum line. Teeth are then lightly buffed and polished, creating a smoothed surface that makes it difficult for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. To protect teeth from cavities and other dental issues, technicians can also apply dental sealants to the surface of teeth.
Once the cleaning is completed, our Allen veterinarians conduct an in-depth examination of your pet’s teeth. During this comprehensive evaluation, Drs. Mensik assess the health of teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures. After taking full digital dental X-rays, our vets are able to monitor changes in your pet’s oral health and identify whether additional care will be needed to keep their mouth healthy. In the event that more advanced care is required in order to restore dental wellness, our Allen veterinary practice offers a number of treatments, including:
- Pet Tooth Extraction- Gum Tissue Removal- Gum Disease Therapy with Antibiotics
Our mission at Country Creek Animal Hospital is to ensure that your pet comfortable at every step of care. For many pets, sitting still for extended periods of time can be especially difficult. To ensure a comfortable, successful visit, our veterinarians offer anesthesia for pets during dental care. Appropriate for pets of almost any age, anesthesia allows pets to sleep throughout their procedure, in turn allowing our technicians and vets to perform the necessary procedures without interruption.
At-home oral hygiene routine also plays an important role in keeping your pet’s dentition healthy. During every visit, our technicians and veterinarians provide suggestions for developing a proactive dental regimen between office visits.
Your pet’s oral health plays an equally important role in their overall wellness. Taking a proactive, preventive approach to pet dentistry can ensure they stay healthy and happy throughout their life. For more information about dental care for cats and dogs, contact Country Creek Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s next oral check-up.
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