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Pet Dentistry in Venice, FL
Your pet’s overall physical health is directly related to their oral health, and the veterinary team at Bright Cross Animal Clinic provides state-of-the-art dental services to ensure that your pet receives the best care available. We are committed to helping your pet have a clean, healthy mouth, which in turn leads to a healthy body!
When your pet has an unclean mouth, the rest of their body is put at risk. Tartar and plaque build up on the surfaces of your pet’s teeth, and the bacteria in this buildup gets into the bloodstream under the gum line. This can cause disease to the internal organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. In order to offset these effects, our veterinarians provide complete dental care to our patients.
Oral Examinations and Professional Dental Cleanings
During your pet’s annual physical, we conduct oral examinations to determine your pet’s oral and dental health. When it has been determined that your pet’s oral health needs attention, our veterinarians will prescribe a professional dental cleaning.
Professional dental prophylaxes at Bright Cross Animal Clinic are conducted under a light gas anesthesia. Patients are monitored very closely by a veterinarian to ensure safety during the procedure. In order to ensure that your pet remains comfortable and to lower the need for deep anesthesia, we utilize local nerve blocks to keep the area being treated numbed and painless. During the cleaning, our veterinarians and assisting veterinary technicians use exceptional dental tools and procedures including:
- Digital dental x-rays to take high-definition images of your pet’s teeth.
- Trac ultrasonic dental scalers which function at such a high frequency that they do not leave micro grooves in the teeth. Grooves created by cheaper units cause buildup to develop; keeping a clean, undamaged surface vastly improves your pet’s resistance to plaque buildup!
- Dental polishing to smooth the tooth’s surface and further discourage future buildup from developing.
- Tooth extractions, if needed, are performed with the utmost care, the same way we would perform any major surgery at our practice. We utilize top-of-the-line dental techniques, performing a form of cosmetic surgery using instruments that remove teeth carefully without traumatizing the gum or the bone.
Our exceptional dentistry promotes faster healing and less pain for our patients. At Bright Cross Animal Clinic, we know how important your pet is to you and we are committed to providing them with the best care the industry has to offer. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s oral health, we would love to answer them! Please contact us right away.