In an added effort to provide your pet with quality care, we offer pet dental services in our veterinary office. It is estimated that 80% of pets exhibit the beginning stages of periodontal disease by age 3, which is why dental exams and teeth cleanings are essential. Also, studies indicate that pets with good oral hygiene tend to live 2 to 4 years longer than pets who neglect dental care. While periodontal disease is entirely preventable, when left untreated it can lead to cardiac disease, kidney infection, liver infection, or stroke.
Reasons for regular dental check-ups:
Avoid tooth loss due to periodontal disease
Help your pet avert unnecessary pain
Help your pet maintain healthy and functional teeth
Improve foul breath
Prevent potential damage to the brain, heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys
What does a pet dental exam involve?
Pets can experience many of the same dental issues that humans do, including gingivitis, periodontal disease, necessary tooth extraction, and deep scaling. Regular dental exams and cleanings can help you avoid the costliness of involved dental procedures and can help prevent your pet from unnecessary suffering.
Pet dental exams are similar to human dental exams and involve teeth cleaning and buffing. Additional services offered include sedation dentistry and dental X-rays. If more serious conditions are discovered, root canals, tooth extraction, etc. might be required.
During your pet’s teeth cleaning, a dental technician will gently clean the surface of the teeth with an ultrasonic scaler that cleans using the vibration of sound waves and water. The waves push the water creating tiny scrubbing bubbles that implode on tooth surfaces and kill microbes as they separate plaque from the tooth structure. After scaling the teeth, the technician lightly buffs and polishes your pet’s teeth to complete their dental cleaning.
After the cleaning, we will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your pet’s oral health. You will receive at-home oral hygiene tips specific to your pet, and if any serious dental conditions exist, you will be notified prior to any treatment planning.
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Glad I chose this vet to come to, it's a very friendly setting. The staff and DR. are very professional, and caring.
The second I called, and they picked up it seemed like they really wanted to help fix the problem, and care for my pups.
Very speedy service if you call ahead of time. My puppies tails also healed perfectly.
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Can't go wrong with Dr. Gill. He knows his stuff and is passionate about his line of profession. His prices are very reasonable and his staff is top notch. Rest assured your dog/cat is in good hands at Haymont Pet Clinic!
I'm a new customer with a 5 week old puppy that needed deworming. I was able to get my appointment within hours and the location is easy to find so it was a win win situation all around. Dr. Gill was friendly, attentive , and explained everything to us. His assistant was pleasant, swift, and accommodating. The exam was free so we found it extremely affordable. There weren't any wired smells and fur all over the place, it was very clean and inviting. Two thumbs up!! Zofia and I will be back!!
Update!! Two days after her appointment I had a specific question about pup pup. I was expecting to leave a message when low and behold the Dr. actually took the call right away and not only answered my questions but had referrals for us. Additionally, the follow up appointment went very well as expected.