Pet Dental Care at Aloro Pet Clinic
Dental Care for Your Valley Village Pet
Your pet can develop dental diseases and problems just as people can. It's vital that you take advantage of the dental expertise of our staff and schedule regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings at Aloro Pet Hospital. When combined with good dental hygiene at home, this simple step can improve your cherished companion's health, vitality and well-being and help ensure it leads the best life possible.
If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. To be sure you are doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings at our animal hospital in Valley Village a part of your pet's preventive care plan.
Your Pet's Dental Examination at Aloro Pet Hospital
Your pet's dental care should be based around a complete oral exam conducted by our veterinarians and medical team, followed by a thorough teeth cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup. At our veterinary hospital in San Fernando Valley, your pet's dental appointment includes:
-Oral examination under anesthesia
-Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
-Full-mouth digital X-rays
-Supra and subgingival ultrasonic scaling
Should we find any issues such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup, we discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. To best meet your pet's needs, we also perform surgical extractions, followed by postoperative X-rays to confirm complete root removal. Should your pet require a root canal, we can provide you with a referral.
In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home
You should check your pet's teeth regularly at home for any signs of problems. Performing this check often is vital between visits to your Valley Village veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital, but brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important act you can do to maintain your companion's good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.
If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask one of our staff members for instructions.
Signs of Pet Dental Problems
Symptoms of dental disease include:
-Bad breath - one of the first signs of dental disease
-A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
-Red and swollen gums
-Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
-Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
-Loose or missing teeth
If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Aloro Pet Hospital today at (818) 766-8197 for an appointment. Your pet does not need to spend any more time experiencing oral discomfort.
If you would like more information about the pet dental services that Aloro Pet Hospital offers for your dog or cat or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital in Valley Village, please call (818) 766-8197.