Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in New Berlin, WI
Routine Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning for Overall Lasting Health
You may be wondering why dental health is so important to your pet’s overall well-being. Simply put, dental disease is the number one disease in both and cats and dogs and it is severely detrimental to their health. The disease causes painful mouths, can cause organ damage, and can even lead to premature death. Unfortunately, more than half of cats and dogs have some form of dental disease by the time they are three years old. At New Berlin Animal Hospital, we’re dedicated to reversing this trend. Contact our veterinary specialists at (262) 782-6910 to schedule a cat or dog teeth cleaning today!
“Wonderful vet clinic! They always strive to take great care of my pets and always are able to accommodate for you and in times for those urgent matters! I would recommend New Berlin Animal Hospital to anyone!”
“Best care for your pets, period. All the staff care about all the animals. Spend all the time you need with the docs, they make sure you understand everything, and that there are no questions. They truly care for your pets.”
“I took my first puppy there from the start and he lived 19 1/2 years. That has to say something about the care he got from the staff. Twenty years later I am bring the rescue dog I adopted 3 weeks ago. Wouldn't go anywhere else. ”
“Dr. Andrea Sobon is a great Doctor and fantastic person. I come from Racine, Wisconsin just to see her.!!! ”
“Excellent vet care. Nothing but positive experiences”
“My family first starting going to NBAH in the early 70's with our first dog. Since then they have treated 2 other family pets, 4 of my own pets, and my sister's dog. I have recommended them many times to other people. Every person I recommended them to are still clients. I will NEVER go anywhere else.”
Digital Full Mouth Dental X-Rays
We recommend that full mouth digital x-rays be performed on dogs and cats undergoing dental cleanings because periodontal disease also happens below the gumline and can affect the roots of the teeth and the surrounding bone and jaw.
Full mouth digital X-rays are extremely important in diagnosing periodontal disease since the symptoms are hidden beneath the gum line. In the disease's early stages, radiographic imaging will reveal loss of density and sharpness of the root socket (alveolar) margin. In more advanced stages, it will reveal loss of bone support around the root of the affected tooth. The only way to have a complete assessment of the oral health of the mouth is to have full mouth digital x-rays performed.
How Do I Know My Pet Needs Dental Care?
There are several signs that likely mean your pet needs dental prophylaxis (a fancy word for cleaning and polishing the teeth). These include:
- Bad breath
- Weight loss (due to painful gums and teeth)
- Discolored, stained teeth
- Disinterest in chew toys they used to love
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Receding gums
The best thing you can do for your pet is to call (262) 782-6910 to schedule a dental appointment with us. We’ll be able to fully evaluate their oral health and perform a cleaning, known collectively as a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT).