Dental Care

Prioritizing Pet Dental Health in Halifax, NS for Dogs and Cats

At AprilVets Bayers Lake in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we understand that the dental health of dogs, cats, and exotic animals is crucial to their overall well-being. Maintaining optimal oral health is essential for your pets’ health and happiness.

Comprehensive Pet Dental Services for Small Animals

Our Halifax veterinary clinic offers a wide range of dental services designed to cater to the unique needs of dogs, cats, and exotics:

  • Ultrasonic Scaling: We remove stubborn tartar deposits, promoting a clean and healthy mouth.
  • Polishing: Smoothing minor tooth surface imperfections to prevent further dental issues.
  • Fluoride Treatment: Strengthening teeth to maintain long-term oral health.
  • Digital Dental X-rays: A thorough evaluation of your pet’s oral health, including jaw and tooth roots.
  • Dental and Tooth Extractions: When necessary, our skilled veterinarians perform extractions with care.

Our comprehensive dental care process begins with a meticulous oral exam, often accompanied by digital X-rays to assess hidden issues below the gum line. To ensure the most comprehensive care, dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia, minimizing stress and discomfort for your pet.

Recognizing the Signs

It’s essential to be vigilant for signs that may indicate dental problems in your pet:

  • Broken, cracked, chipped, or loose teeth
  • Discolored or Tartar-Covered Teeth
  • Bad Breath
  • Abnormal Chewing or Drooling
  • Reduced Appetite or Refusal to Eat
  • Pain in or Around the Mouth
  • Bleeding from the Mouth
  • Swelling around the Mouth

 

Any behavioural changes should prompt a visit to our small animal dental experts,  as dental issues can lead to discomfort and affect your pet’s overall well-being.  AprilVets Bayers Lake is located just a few doors down from Petsmart in Chain Lake shopping center.

 

Anesthesia and Your Pet’s Comfort

We understand the importance of anesthesia during dental procedures to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety. Anesthesia allows for better cleaning, especially for procedures like X-rays, which require your pet to remain still.

 

Addressing Dental Problems

Early detection and treatment of both dog and cat dental problems are crucial. Periodontal disease, often starting with plaque and tartar buildup, can lead to severe health issues if left untreated. This includes kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes.

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