Veterinary Dentistry Oklahoma

Veterinary Dentistry – Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, dental cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.

Unfortunately, signs of dental problems are often subtle and may go undetected for months, or even years. Regular dental examinations by a veterinary dentist are recommended. Your pet’s yearly physical examination is a good opportunity for a dental checkup.

Some Signs of Dental Problems include:

  • Bad breath – one of the first signs of pet 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

Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. The Pet Medical Center of Edmond Oklahoma offers excellent veterinary dentistry services for experience and qualified professionals who have made animal care their lives work.

Dental Radiography

The doctors and staff of the Pet Medical Center of Edmond are very excited to announce the addition of dental radiography to the services that we offer to improve the health of your pet.  Dental radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools available to a veterinary dentist. They allow the dentist to examine the internal anatomy of the teeth, the roots of those teeth, and the bone that surrounds the root.  Dental radiographs will allow us to provide an even higher level of service to you and your pet.

Dental radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools available. They allow our veterinarians to examine the internal anatomy of the teeth, the roots of those teeth, and the bone that surrounds the root.

Intra-oral radiographs are made using small radiographic film or a digital sensor placed inside the patient’s mouth, and provide superior quality for examination of individual teeth or sections of the jaws compared with standard-sized veterinary radiographs. Because veterinary patients will not cooperate when the radiographic film or sensor is placed in the mouth, taking dental radiographs requires that the patient to be anesthetized or sedated.  The radiation risk to the patient from taking dental radiographs is minimal.

Pet Medical Center constantly strives to grow in the knowledge and technology necessary to provide the best health care possible for your pet.  Please contact us to schedule an oral evaluation of your pet.

Easy at-home Dental Care

Brushing is ALWAYS BEST. It must be done at least 3 times per week for best results. Most pets can be trained to accept this and come to enjoy it. KEY: Make it a big deal– bonding time for you both. The toothpaste comes in many flavors: vanilla, mint, poultry, etc.

  1. Start by applying a small amount of pet specific tooth paste to your finger, and quickly/gently rub along the top teeth/gum line. Do this for about 4 weeks.
  2. Next, place a finger brush on your finger and do the same thing for about 4 more weeks.
  3. Provided your pet accepts the previous, over time you can move up to an actual toothbrush.

Dental Treats, Chews & Toys

  • All of these items can benefit your pet’s dental health and we recommend:Use Breathalyser water additive in their drinking water.
  • Prescription Diet T/D for both dogs and cats. This diet is designed as either a daily diet or can be used as treats.
  • Dentahex Oral care chews for dogs.   Your pet can have one of these daily and they will not interfere with prescription diets. Each chew will provide approximately 18 hours of bacteria killing benefits.
  • Kong Chew Toys for canines. These toys have rigid grooves that help clean your dog’s teeth as they chew on them, and flavored pastes can be placed in the grooves to make the toy a lot more fun.
  • Tartar Control Treats for cats. You can feed several of these treats a day to help control tartar and plaque buildup.
  • Science Diet Oral Care for felines. This is a good alternative food for cats that will promote not only a healthy mouth but also overall good health.

Schedule an appointment

Call us today on (405) 696-4185, book an appointment online, or stop by our veterinary clinic at 1001 West 15th Street, Edmond Oklahoma.