Pet Dental Care

Lebanon, NH Dental Care

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital

The Best Pet Dental Care in the Upper Valley Area

You are a responsible pet owner and you take good care of your pet. But do you always remember to take care of your pet's teeth?

Pets have dental diseases and problems just like people do. Regular dental check-ups at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital—combined with good dental hygiene at home—can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being, all of which helps ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. For those reasons, our Lebanon veterinary team strongly considers dental care an important piece of your dog's or cat's preventive health care program.

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Protecting Your Pet's Dental Health at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Jones and her staff believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

At our veterinary hospital in Lebanon, your pet's dental appointment includes:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • X-rays
  • Supra and subgingival scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and are capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.

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In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

Keep Your Pet's Teeth Healthy At Home With Your Upper Valley Area Veterinarian's Help

You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at six months of age, and then annually. In between visits to your Lebanon veterinarian at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital, check your pet's teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a staff member at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital for instructions.

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Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath - one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital today at (603) 448–4448. for an appointment, so your pet does not need to spend any more time suffering with oral discomfort.

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