Quite often pet’s oral health problems go unseen for many reasons. Most do not realize that oral health can actually affect more than just the mouth. Bacteria in the mouth can affect the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. An oral exam is performed during annual vaccines to help prevent and to possibly treat any oral health problems. It is a proven fact that over 85% of cats and dogs over 2 years of age have some form of periodontal disease. Some indications of oral health problems include: bad breath, loose or missing teeth and sometimes even due to pain a pet may stop eating. Preventing and treating this early on is key, to a long and healthy life.
Bradford Animal Clinic is dedicated to offering a wide range of dental services from prescription diets, water additives to full dental cleanings performed under general anesthetic. We offer dental x-rays using our new state of the art digital x-ray machine that allows us to take quick and accurate x-rays to help provide the best dental care for your pet. During a dentistry the pet is anaesthetized so the mouth can be better examined and cleaned. While the animal is anaesthetized tartar and calculus is removed above and below the gum line. The teeth are scaled to remove any excess and then polished. Extractions are sometimes needed and can be done at the same time. Extensive dental procedures are available if needed. We strive to provide the best dental care and overall health available to your pet.