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Providing Veterinary care for Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, and the Greater Orlando Area.

Veterinary Services, Pet Dental Care

Dental Care Can Extend Your Pet’s Life

Your pet’s oral health is one of the most important parts of his or her overall health, yet, it is often overlooked. At Westmonte Animal Clinic, it is the goal of our veterinarian to help pet parent’s stop this health decline before it starts! Waiting until you smell bad breath from your pet may mean this process has already started. At each Preventive Care Exam, our veterinarian will look into your pet’s mouth and assess your pet’s overall dental health.

Bad Breath

Your pet’s bad breath may be a warning sign of serious health problems. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal (gum) disease by age 3. Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions seen in pets today. If your dog or cat has bad breath, get your pet’s oral health checked. Call us (407) 862-6892

Tartar Build-Up

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Tartar buildup can lead to disease of the gums and disease along the roots of the teeth. The tartar buildup leads to bacterial infections that cause bad breath, cavities, loose or dying teeth, abscesses within your pet’s mouth, and, over time, a decrease in your pet’s willingness to eat regularly. These can all attribute to weight loss and lethargy from decreased energy levels as they eat less food while fighting nasty infections. If left untreated, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause diseases within the body including, but not limited to the liver, kidneys, and heart.

When a dental procedure is performed at Westmonte Animal Clinic it ALWAYS includes pre-anesthetic blood screening, IV catheter, IV fluids, IV and Inhalant anesthesia, ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment. In certain cases, diseased teeth are extracted and appropriate antibiotics, as well as pain medications, are used immediately prior to the dental extractions and sent home with the pet as needed.

WARNING SIGNS OF DENTAL DISEASE

  • Bad Breath - one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellow or brown crust of plague on the teeth near the gum line
  • Visible pus or discharge
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth is touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Drooling
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth

* Note: Your pet can have gum disease without showing any signs.

Dental Cleanings at Westmonte Animal Clinic

When a dental procedure is performed at Westmonte Animal Clinic it is treated like a surgery. Any animal that goes under Anesthesia, regardless of the reason, gets all the monitoring procedures we employ to make certain your pet is stable while under anesthesia, regardless of the procedure. Dentals performed at Westmonte include:

  • IV Catheter
  • IV Fluids
  • Sedation and Anesthesia
  • Surgical Monitoring
  • Surgical Preparation
  • Ultrasonic Scaling
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride Treatment

In certain cases, diseased teeth are extracted and appropriate antibiotics, as well as pain medications, are used immediately prior to the dental extractions and sent home with the pet as needed. These procedures and medications are not part of the standard dental cleaning and are charged separately.

Our veterinarian feels strongly about oral health. Call today to get your pet’s teeth checked and cleaned today (407) 862-6892

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Contact Information

  • Westmonte Animal Clinic
  • 230 S. Wymore Road
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • (407) 862-6892

After Hours Emergencies

  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry
  • 195 Concord Drive
  • Casselberry, FL 32707
  • (407) 644-4449