Clean teeth and healthy gums provide your pet with a much better chance of enjoying a long, healthy life. Dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed problems in adult dogs and cats, and if not properly treated, it can affect your pet’s entire body and even shorten the length of his or her life. The good news is you can protect your companion from this and other dangerous oral health problems by making a commitment to dental care, both professionally and at home.

Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital offers all of the pet dentistry services your furry family member needs to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health, from preventative dental care to the treatment of existing oral conditions as well as advice for home dental health care. Our team of highly skilled, experienced veterinary professionals is well versed in all aspects of pet dentistry and we’re prepared to work with you, every step of the way, to help your companion achieve a clean, healthy mouth.

Our preventative dental care services include complete dental examinations to check your pet’s teeth and gums for any signs of dental disease. We’ll then use cutting edge ultrasonic instruments to clean your companion’s teeth, removing any plaque and tartar and polishing them to a lovely shine. We may also recommend dental x-rays should we feel that they may be needed to further examine the teeth and oral structures for any signs of dental problems.

If your pet already shows signs of an oral health problem, whether it’s an abscess, a broken or fractured tooth, or the existence of dental disease, either early onset or advanced, Noah’s Westside also has all of the tools, services and experience needed to address the problem and provide the appropriate course of treatment. Even if you’ve never focused on pet dentistry, it’s never too late! Let us get your pet on the path to a healthy mouth starting today!

Some of the common signs and symptoms that a dental problem may exist include:

  • Bad Breath
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Broken, Cracked or Loose Teeth
  • Red, Swollen or Bleeding gums
  • Difficulty Chewing and/or Reluctance to Play with Chew Toys

If you’ve noticed that your pet has been exhibiting one or more of these signs, it’s time for a dental exam. The sooner we can identify the cause of your pet’s dental problems, the sooner we can get it corrected and the better the outcome for your pet.

It’s important to point out that all dental procedures require that the patient be anesthetized, both for their safety and ours. We are committed to the safety and comfort of our patients, and take every precaution necessary to ensure their wellbeing at all times while in our care. Dental patients receive pre-anesthetic blood work, IV catheter placement with fluids, and cardiopulmonary monitoring throughout the procedure. Additionally, we may also utilize local anesthetic blocks and provide your pet with a prescription for pain medication to help keep them comfortable at home, following the procedure.

Lastly, but certainly not least, we want to incorporate you, as the responsible and caring pet parent, into the ongoing care of your pet’s dental health. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will work with you to provide guidance and tips on home dental care techniques that you can use in between vet visits, as well as advice and recommendations on various products you can try that will help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and clean. Together we’ll work hard to keep your pet smiling for many years to come!

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