One of the most commonly overlooked and most important areas of maintaining your pet’s good health is regular oral and dental care. A comprehensive routine of care for teeth both above and below the gum line can dramatically extend the life of your pet. Nebraska Animal Medical Center recommends preventive care as the key to maintaining your pet’s long-term oral health.
At every exam, your pet’s mouth will be thoroughly checked for
- Correct bite
- Jaw injury
- Fractured teeth
- Damage to enamel
- Tartar and calculus build up
Because we can see only about half of pets’ dental problems with our eyes, just like humans, the rest will need dental X-raysa to diagnose them.
We will make recommendations to maintain or help improve your pet’s oral health. Your pet might need a professional cleaning, or prophylaxis, for his or her teeth. We’ll show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and may make other recommendations that can help keep the teeth cleaner.
In addition to teeth cleaning and polishing, we provide periodontal services and extractions. Because these surgical solutions require up-to-date information on the latest techniques, our staff participates regularly in dental seminars to increase their knowledge.
Not every pet will have a perfect bite, but every pet deserves a comfortable bite.
– Dr. Kent Forney