Pet Dental Care

manalapan pet dental careYour Pet's Dental Examination

Your dog or cat can have dental diseases and problems just like you. That is why regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings at our animal hospital in Manalapan, combined with good dental hygiene at home, are very important for your pet's overall health and well-being.

There is a very good association with dental diseases and kidney and heart disease. If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. To be sure you are doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings a part of your pet's regular preventive care plan.

At our animal hospital in Manalapan, your pet's dental appointment includes:

  • Oral examination under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Supra and subgingival ultrasonic scaling
  • Digital X-rays if indicated
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Complimentary fluoride application

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and can offer a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries, including gingival flaps, oronasal fistula corrections, complicated extractions, oral tumors surgery and tissue biopsy.

Oral surgery may be performed utilizing radiowave surgery. The use of high-frequency radio waves allows us to perform precision surgery with less blood loss, reduced pain, shorter recovery time, and same-day hospital release.

Before and After Pet Dental Cleaning

Caring for Your Pet's Teeth at Home

At home, please brush your pet's teeth regularly and check for any signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important way to maintain your companion's good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing your pet's teeth dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments. We also offer alternative chew supplements that will help reduce the amount of plaque formation. Oral spray dentifrices are also available for difficult pets.

If you're unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a member of the staff at Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital for instructions. We're happy to help.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath (one of the first signs of dental disease)
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital today for an appointment.

If you would like more information about the dental services for dogs and cats that Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital offers or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital, please call (732) 536-1888.

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