At Petlove Veterinary Hospital, we understand that the cornerstone of your pet’s health is proper dental care. Our dedicated dental care services in Elk Grove, CA, are designed to maintain your pet’s oral health and prevent complications that can affect their overall well-being.

Why Pet Dental Care is Important
Dental health in pets is often overlooked, but it is just as important as other aspects of their health. Regular dental check-ups can prevent dental diseases that may lead to life-threatening infections and issues such as heart, liver, and kidney diseases. Our Elk Grove team is here to ensure your pet’s mouth remains healthy year-round.

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Our Comprehensive Dental Services

Our veterinary dental services include but are not limited to:

  • Dental Examinations: An essential part of our preventive veterinary care, regular examinations help catch problems before they become serious.
  • Teeth Cleaning and Polishing: We remove plaque and tartar that can cause periodontal disease, followed by polishing to smooth the tooth surfaces.
  • Dental X-rays: These help in diagnosing dental diseases that are not visible to the naked eye, ensuring comprehensive dental care.
  • Tooth Extractions: Sometimes necessary for severe cases, performed with care and pain management.
  • Oral Surgery: For more complex dental issues, including tumors, cysts, and fractured jaws.

Preventive Care Tips

In addition to our in-clinic services, we also guide pet owners on how to maintain their pets’ dental health at home. Regular brushing, dental diets, and chew toys can all contribute to your pet’s dental hygiene.

Schedule Your Visit

Don’t wait for dental disease to affect your pet’s quality of life. Contact us today at (916) 359-9996 to schedule a dental care appointment. Our friendly staff at Petlove Veterinary Hospital is ready to assist you with all your pet’s dental needs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Dental Care

How often should my pet have a dental check-up?

We recommend that pets receive a dental examination at least once a year. However, some pets may need more frequent check-ups depending on their age, breed, and overall dental health.

What are the signs of dental problems in pets?

Common signs of dental issues in pets include bad breath, difficulty eating, red or swollen gums, and visible tartar on the teeth. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to schedule a dental check-up immediately.

Is dental care for pets safe?

Yes, dental care procedures at Petlove Veterinary Hospital are performed under strict safety protocols. Anesthesia is carefully monitored by our skilled veterinary team to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during dental procedures.

Can dental issues affect my pet’s overall health?

Absolutely. Dental health is closely linked to overall health. Issues like periodontal disease can lead to more serious systemic problems, affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys if left untreated.

What can I do to prevent dental problems in my pet?

Regular brushing, providing dental-friendly toys and treats, and feeding dental health diets are effective ways to maintain your pet’s dental hygiene. Our team can provide personalized advice based on your pet’s specific needs.

What happens during a professional teeth cleaning?

A professional cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, followed by tooth polishing. Dental x-rays might also be taken to assess the health of the jaw and tooth roots beneath the gum line.

How do I prepare my pet for a dental procedure?

Our team will guide you through the preparation process, which typically involves fasting your pet for several hours before anesthesia. We’ll provide all the necessary pre-procedure instructions during your appointment scheduling.