At Family Pet Clinic 2, we always strive to ensure that owners make dental care a priority for their pets’ health. At every wellness exam, we take the time to inspect the teeth and gums as we search for any warning signs of dental disease.
To better prevent or treat dental disease or infection, simply brushing a pet's teeth isn't enough. We recommend regular dental cleanings, where our vets clean below your pet’s gum line and remove any infectious bacteria that’s taken up residence there.
Dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia, which helps keep not only your pet safe but also the vet conducting the cleaning— after all, pets are extremely sensitive and protective of their mouths!
Dental radiographs (x-rays) will let us see below your pet’s gum line, which is often where the most clear indicators of dental disease are hidden. These images also give us the visibility to identify which areas of the gums are the most affected and whether any teeth are infected. In some cases, teeth may be beyond repair and will need to be extracted.
While our expert veterinary team can identify oral health problems and recommend treatment, the path to improved dental hygiene for your pet must be followed when you’re at home. However, you’re not alone. We’ll give you all of the resources, tools, and guidance you need to be your pet’s best friend when it comes to at-home dental care.
If you’re having trouble conducting an at-home dental care regimen, just let us know. We’ll be happy to try to identify alternatives or advice on how to get your pet to cooperate.
Located on the corner of Bridgetown Pike and Woodbine Avenue, directly next to Lower Southampton Elementary School.