Amesbury Veterinary Dental Care
Pet dental care is one of the most important aspects of healthcare for pets. We provide complete pet dental care for our patients, beginning with routine dental checks as a part of our annual physical examinations. We may recommend a number of dental care treatment options, depending on our findings.
Routine Pet Teeth Cleaning
When our veterinary team prescribes a professional dental cleaning for our patients, it is often because we have observed a concern with your pet’s oral health. Our dental cleanings are all performed under anesthesia for your pet’s comfort and safety, and each patient is monitored during the procedure. During a dental cleaning, we examine the mouth, clean away plaque and tarter buildup, and polish the teeth. We may also perform dental x-rays to assess dental health below the gum line.
As always, your pet’s safety and comfort are our highest priorities. They will have a dedicated veterinary technician with them at all times to ensure they receive low-stress handling and lots of special attention. This includes pheromone or aromatherapy, and infused warm blankets to rest on before and after their procedure. Any necessary extractions of diseased teeth may be performed at this time as well.
“Once again, an outstanding experience at MVAH.” -Amy C.
Our own Dr. O’Dell has extensive experience and a special interest in oral surgery. She performs our dental surgeries, including tooth extractions of diseased teeth as needed. When Dr. O’Dell performs oral surgery, she is always concerned about the comfort and well-being of her patients: before, during, and after a procedure.
At-Home Dental Care
For your convenience, we provide a wide range of exceptional veterinary products at our hospital to be purchased for at-home use. We sell toothpaste, toothbrushes, and some Greenies products which can help to minimize tartar and build-up on teeth. We recommend regular at-home oral care, including teeth brushing, to ensure that your pet maintains their dental health all year round, even between physical exams.
Our veterinary team can also help to recommend the best foods for your pet’s dental health. We recommend Hill’s prescription t/d diet or Healthy Advantage Oral + both available at MVAH. These foods can help to keep mouths healthier between dental cleanings. We only recommend foods and products that are endorsed by VOHC, or the Veterinary Oral Health Council. If you have questions or concerns, we will be happy to discuss your pet’s oral condition with you.