Animal Medical Center of Clearwater Dental Care
Pet dental care is one of the most important aspects of healthcare for your pets. Gum(periodontal ) disease is one of the most common problems we see in our patients. In fact 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 4 years suffers from peridontal disease.
Peridontal disease is also known as the “silent disease” because of its slow progressive nature. In addition to bad breath ,gum disease can lead to loss of appetite,weight loss,serious generalized infections,tooth loss,and heart and kidney disease
We provide complete pet dental care for all our patients, beginning with routine dental checks as part of our annual comprehensive physical examinations. We may recommend a number of dental care treatment options ,depending on our findings
Routine Pet Teeth Cleaning
When a professional dental cleaning is recommended, it is often as a result of concern with your pets oral health.
The first step in promoting oral hygiene is to have your pets hardened tartar and plaque removed. This requires the use of special instruments and equipment. To evaluate dental health below the gum line dental radiographs are often recommended and are invaluable when determining if extractions are needed . All our dental cleanings are done under general anesthesia for you pets comfort and safety.
Dr Brancato has extensive experience and a special interest in oral surgery. The advent of newer gas anesthetics has allowed for better patient comfort and quicker recoveries. Pain management techniques including the use of local nerve blocks to alleviate any discomfort are used routinely