Manassas Veterinary Dental Care
Keep Your Pet Smiling with Quality Dental Care
Regular dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health. When you bring your pet into Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic for their regular wellness exam, we will also inspect your pet’s mouth to keep an eye on their oral health. Our Manassas veterinarians will make sure your pet’s oral health is as well taken care of as the rest of their body. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we are pleased to offer a wide range of dental services to take care of your pet’s oral health.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
Your pet’s stinky breath may not be just a fact of life – it could be a symptom of periodontal disease. This refers to an infection of the tissues that surround your pet’s teeth and hold them in place. It is understood to be the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in permanent damage to your pet’s teeth, gums, and even jaw bones.
Your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease if:
- There is blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
- Your pet’s breath is noticeably smelly
- Your pet has trouble or avoids eating
If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, you should call us right away and book a dental exam with our Manassas veterinarians. We’ll help you get your pet’s smile healthy again!
Periodontal disease starts with plaque, just like it does in humans. Plaque is a bacterial film that builds up on the teeth. As it dies, the film hardens and creates more spaces for the plaque to build up on. As more and more plaque builds up, it can move below the gumline and cause infections in the tissues that hold the teeth in place. At this stage, professional cleaning is the only way to fully remove plaque from the teeth.
Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning
Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic is fully equipped to handle all of your pet’s dental cleaning needs. Because dental cleaning for pets involves general anesthesia, we will carefully monitor your pet throughout the cleaning procedure to ensure they are safe and healthy throughout.
Your pet’s teeth will be scaled to get rid of plaque buildup, polished, and then have an anti-plaque treatment applied to their freshly clean teeth to prevent future plaque buildup.
After your pet’s teeth are clean, our veterinary team will help you learn how to better care for your pet’s teeth at home. Keeping on top of your pet’s oral health is a great way to preserve their long-term overall health.
We are treated just as if we were part of the regular Independent Hill "family".- Donna
We are grateful for the care and empathy.- Laura
We would recommend them in a heartbeat!- Megan
Great service, no complaints- Merlyn
Highly recommended!- Luke