Introduction: Welcome to Pierz Veterinary Clinic's comprehensive guide to canine dental care. As devoted veterinarians, we understand the importance of your furry friend's dental health. Did you know that dental issues can affect more than just your dog's mouth? That's why we offer specialized dental services, backed by advanced technology, to keep your four-legged family member's oral health in optimal condition.
Why Dogs Benefit from Dental Cleanings: Dental cleanings are not just about maintaining a sparkling smile – they are a vital component of your dog's overall well-being. Dental disease can lead to pain, infection, and even more serious health issues. Regular dental cleanings can help prevent:
Gum Disease: Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues in dogs. It can lead to inflamed gums, pain, and tooth loss if left untreated.
Bad Breath: Foul breath can be a sign of underlying dental problems. Regular cleanings help combat the bacteria causing this issue.
Tooth Decay: Just like humans, dogs can experience cavities. Professional cleanings help remove plaque buildup, reducing the risk of decay.
Other Organ Disease: Patients with severe periodontal disease are more likely to have heart diseases, and may be more likely to develop diabetes, kidney disease and other diseases associated with chronic inflammation
Our Specialized Dental Procedures: At Pierz Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of dental procedures tailored to your dog's specific needs:
Dental Examinations: Our experienced veterinarians perform thorough dental exams, evaluating your dog's teeth and gums for any signs of disease or abnormalities.
Professional Dental Cleaning: Using advanced equipment and techniques, we carefully clean your dog's teeth, including those hard-to-reach areas, to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
Dental Imaging: Our cutting-edge 3D CT machine allows us to identify dental and skull abnormalities with precision. This technology enables us to catch potential issues early, ensuring timely treatment.
Dental Surgery: When necessary, We are skilled in dental procedures and often perform dental surgeries, such as tooth extractions, oral mass removals and gum treatments, with the utmost care and expertise.
Here is are two examples of Dental Imaging (the first image showing many abnormalities, the second showing almost none). You can see clearly the abnormalities we can identify using this helpful technology.
Promoting Overall Health: Remember, your dog's oral health isn't just about their mouth. It's linked to their overall health and happiness. By choosing our dental services, you're investing in your dog's well-being and longevity.
Conclusion: At Pierz Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to providing the highest level of care for your furry companions. Our comprehensive dental services, supported by advanced technology, are designed to enhance your dog's quality of life and ensure a healthier future. Contact us today to schedule a dental consultation and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier smile for your beloved canine friend.
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