Similar to human dentistry, veterinary dentistry is a vast and complex branch of medicine.

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Many people are surprised to find out that animals have similar dental and oral problems and require the same treatment as humans do.

A common misconception is to oversimplify the veterinary dentistry to “teeth cleaning”. When a pet owner brings their pet to the veterinarian, the veterinarian recommends some kind of “dental treatment,” the “dental treatment” is done, and the pet goes home shortly afterwards, feeling better, with clean teeth. Without thoughtful explanation, that pet owner may think that cleaning the teeth is all that was done, and/or that cleaning the teeth is what made the pet feel better.

Veterinary dentistry requires extensive knowledge, skills, and specialized equipment to determine the extent and severity of a pet’s oral disease and to decide on and execute the course of treatment that actually makes the pet feel better. While teeth may get cleaned in the process, that’s not the main step that addresses the oral pain and improves the pet’s quality of life. To find out more, visit our library.

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Preventative oral hygiene consultation

Effective preventative treatments are the best kind of treatments.

Animal Dental Clinic offers preventative oral hygiene consultations to help you develop a home oral hygiene routine for your pet. Before oral disease develops, or just as soon as treatment has been completed and the mouth has healed, we’ll discuss customized home care recommendations so that you can take an active role in keeping your pet at his or her best.

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Dr. Farcas demonstrates tooth brushing for a patient who has recently undergone treatment of periodontal disease.