Proper and continuous Jacksonville pet dental care is an important part of your pet’s preventative care program. . Our pet dental services include routine cleanings, oral examinations to screen for disease above and below the gum line, as well as extractions and other procedures. For complicated oral surgeries and related procedures, we work with a board certified specialist to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
Mandarin Animal Hospital now offers digital veterinary dental radiology which produces high-definition images of your pet's teeth. More accurate than traditional radiology, digital dental radiology produces clear images of the area below your pet's gum line in order to diagnose dental disease that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. This is a powerful tool for enabling the treatment of dental disease before it becomes much larger and more difficult to treat.
Because plaque buildup is the primary cause of poor oral health and is a gradual process occurring throughout the life of your pet; it is important to practice good home dental care. As with humans, this means regular tooth brushing and in some cases additional steps may be necessary. Any member of the Mandarin Animal Hospital staff can show you the proper method for caring for your pet's teeth as well as help you select the most effective dental products for your pet.
You should also be able to recognize the signs of poor oral health. If you notice any of the following you may want to contact your veterinarian: