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Stress-Free Dental Care for Your Pet

Dogs and cats need dental care just as much as we do. It takes a team effort to keep your pets from getting periodontal disease. This disease can negatively affect your pet’s quality of life, causing inflammation, chronic pain, and infections—which, if left untreated, can spread throughout the body.

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What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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You can help care for your dog or cat’s teeth at home with regular brushing, water additives, and tooth-cleaning treats. The team at Northside Paws Veterinary Care will do the heavy lifting, just like your dentist does for you.

We’ll check your pet’s teeth during each wellness exam and schedule more specialized services as needed:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Basic dental surgery
  • Dental X-ray

Remember, furry family members don’t often let on that they’re suffering from mouth pain. Routine dental care helps spot and treat issues before they get out of hand.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings for dogs and cats are a little more involved than they are for people. Because dental work of any kind often causes stress and anxiety in pets, we require anesthesia for each patient. Your furry family member will receive all the TLC that goes along with anesthesia, including:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work
  • Supportive monitoring
  • Active warming during the procedure
  • Pain management before and after

We’ll also make sure our pet parents understand the ins and outs of the cleaning and anesthesia process before the procedure. You can feel confident knowing that Dr. Frank and the rest of our team follow the AAHA standards for dental care.

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