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As your choice local veterinarian in Sarasota and Parrish, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your family pets. Whether it is time for their annual pet wellness exam, you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of vaccinations or they need a dental checkup, our knowledgeable and friendly team is here to help!
Preventative dental care is an important part of our practice because just like their owner, family pets need regular dental checkups to ensure good oral health. Our experienced veterinary team recommends that cats and dogs get an annual dental exam starting as early as 1 year of age. With regular dental exams, we can catch early warning signs of more serious oral health conditions and help to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy for longer.
Dental cleanings are another great way to ensure better oral health for your family pets. While regular brushing at home can help to keep your pet’s teeth and gum free from extra plaque build up, eventually they will need a proper dental cleaning. Dental cleanings are ideal for avoiding or limiting infection which could lead to the need for an extraction or cause more serious health conditions. Additionally, dental cleanings can also save your cats and dogs from dealing with chronic oral pain.
Depending on your pets age and breed type, they may be more likely to need dental extractions as they grow older. Even with good oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings, there may be a need to extract diseased or damaged teeth. If your pet needs dental surgery or a cleaning, they will be put under anesthesia to allow for comprehensive access to the teeth, gums and oral tissues. Anesthesia also makes it possible for our vet to get clear X-rays that help to aid in the diagnosis and treatment process.
Utilizing the most advanced technologies and treatment methods, our Sarasota veterinarian works to take every precaution when surgically treating your pets. With strict patient monitoring, lab testing and a complete physical examination we can significantly reduce the risks associated with anesthesia and dental surgery.
Interested in learning more about preventative care and pet dental surgery? Don’t let your cat or dog live with chronic oral pain. Instead, give them access to comprehensive dental care at Dr. Nina’s Animal Hospital. Contact us at (941) 366-1222 or visit our vet experts online today to schedule an appointment.