Pet Dental Cleanings with our Gardner Veterinarian
At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, our Gardner veterinarian is committed to your pet's health and wellness at every stage of life, which is why we offer the comprehensive services your pet needs to remain as happy and healthy as possible. One of the many services we provide in our office is that of routine dental exams, cleanings, and dental treatment. If your pet is due for an exam or cleaning (we recommend them for most pets once a year), we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Olathe veterinarian today.
The Importance of Regular Cat and Dog Teeth Cleanings
Just as seeing your dentist regularly is an important aspect of your oral health, the same applies to your dog or cat. Specifically, cat and dog teeth cleanings allow our professional team to remove plaque and other build-up (such as tartar) from all surfaces of the teeth, as well as from underneath the gum line. This build-up, if left intact, could eventually harden into a substance known as calculus that is very difficult to remove and can lead to serious dog and cat teeth problems, such as tooth decay, abscesses, and even irreversible periodontal disease and tooth loss.
These are all problems that you'll want to avoid at all costs, as pet dental treatment can be complicated, expensive, and painful. And when pets lose their adult teeth, they could even be unable to eat regular dry food and may need to be switched exclusively to a wet food diet. Aside from helping to avoid common dog and cat teeth problems, these routine cleanings will also leave your pet with fresher breath, which you will benefit from as a pet owner!
How Our Veterinarian in Gardner Can Help
If it's been more than a year or two since your last pet dentistry appointment, we encourage you to schedule one with our veterinarian in Gardner today. You can reach Oakbrook Animal Hospital by calling (913) 884-8778 to schedule your pet's appointment with us or find out more about our services.