Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.
Discover Extraordinary Pet Dentistry in Brookfield, CT
At Brookfield Animal Hospital, we recognize that your pet’s health encompasses not just their physical well-being but also their happiness and quality of life. Beyond just brushing teeth, we are dedicated to offering great pet dentistry so that your beloved family members can live happy, comfortable lives and be free to show their unending love.
The Smile on Your Pet’s Face Matters
The oral health of your pet is more crucial than you would realize. Dental problems can cause pain, infections, and even negatively affect a pet’s general health in addition to the discomfort of poor breath or yellowed teeth. Dental disease is not only the most common disease in dogs and cats but also one of the most preventable. Studies show that over 80% of the pet population has periodontal disease often starting by the age of 2. We provide exceptional pet dentistry services in Brookfield, Connecticut as a result.
The Benefits of Our Pet Dentistry Services
Oral Health, Overall Health: Pets can’t brush their own teeth – imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed or saw a dentist! Also, pets accumulate plaque and tartar 5 times faster than we do. Bad breath is one consequence, but dental disease can also be painful and shower the mouth and internal organs with dangerous bacteria. As this bacteria enters the bloodstream, it reaches internal organs where it can cause problems with your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart. By keeping up a regular dental cleaning and home care, you can dramatically improve your pet’s quality and even length of life, but at some point, just like us, your pet should have its teeth cleaned.
Pain Prevention: Dental problems can be painful for your pet. Watch for subtle signs such as a reluctance to eat, sudden change in eating habits, drooling excessively, or pawing at their mouth, which may indicate discomfort. Foul-smelling breath, bleeding gums, or visible tartar buildup on their teeth are also red flags. Our dentistry services aim to identify and address these issues early, alleviating pain and discomfort.
Fresh Breath: No one enjoys pet breath that could knock you off your feet. One common reason for bad breath is poor dental hygiene, leading to the buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth. This buildup harbors bacteria that emit foul odors. Dental diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease are major culprits, causing inflammation and bacterial growth in the gums. Our dental cleanings and treatments will leave your pet’s breath smelling fresh, so you can enjoy cuddles without hesitation.
Improved Quality of Life: Healthy teeth mean easier eating and chewing, allowing your pet to enjoy their meals without pain or discomfort. This leads to a happier, healthier life.
Longevity: By addressing dental issues promptly, you can extend your pet’s life. Dental problems left untreated can lead to more serious health concerns, but we’re here to prevent that.
The Brookfield Animal Hospital Difference
At Brookfield Animal Hospital, we recognize that each pet is different, and that should be reflected in the dental care they get. Our group of compassionate and expert doctors approaches pet dentistry on an individual basis. In order to provide your furry friend with the best dental treatment possible, we pay attention to your worries, evaluate your pet’s requirements, and develop a customized dental care plan.
When you choose us for pet dentistry in Brookfield, CT, you can expect:
- An anesthetic plan that is individually tailored for each pet’s age, breed and health status. It will also include any pain management medications that the doctor may order.
- An examination of every tooth and the entire gum line.
- Full mouth x-rays to determine the level of disease below the gum line
- Removal of tartar accumulation under the gum line and on each tooth with ultrasonic cleaning (it’s the same device human dentists use on us!)
- Measuring gum recession and probing of any pockets around each tooth to determine if any infection is present
- Removal of any hopelessly diseased and infected teeth
- Polishing of all teeth to slow future plaque buildup.
- A home care plan tailored to your pet’s needs to keep additional plaque accumulation minimal.
Expertise: Our veterinarians have a deep understanding of pet dentistry, backed by years of experience. They stay up-to-date with the latest advancements to provide the highest level of care.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: We’ve invested in dental x-rays to ensure that your pet receives the best possible treatment.
Compassion: We love animals as much as you do. Our caring staff is dedicated to making your pet’s dental experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
Education: We believe in empowering pet parents with knowledge. We’ll educate you about proper dental care at home to maintain your pet’s oral health. Watch a video on how to care for your pet’s dental health here.