Dental Care

Dog Dental Exam

The Best Pet Dental Care in Kansas City

You are a responsible pet owner and you take good care of your pet. But do you always remember to take care of your pet’s teeth?

Pets have dental diseases and problems just like people do. Regular dental check-ups, combined with good dental hygiene at home, can increase your pet’s health, vitality and well-being, and help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet’s overall health before symptoms are noticeable. For these reasons, the veterinary team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic strongly considers dental care an important piece of your dog’s or cat’s preventive health care program.

Protecting Your Pet’s Dental Health at Camelot Court Animal Clinic

We believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

Your pet’s dental appointment may include:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • X-rays
  • Supra and subgingival scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will offer you treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and are capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.

In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your cat or dog receives annual dental exams. In between visits to your veterinarian at Camelot Court Animal Clinic, check your pet’s teeth regularly for any signs of dental disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth between visits to the clinic is also important in maintaining your pet’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 a staff member at Camelot Court Animal Clinic 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 Camelot Court Animal Clinic today at (913) 469-9330 for an appointment to avoid having your pet suffer from oral discomfort.

Pet Dental Care In Leawood, KS

To make an appointment for a dental exam or cleaning, call us at 913-469-9330.