Northside Veterinary Clinic

Pet Dental Services in Brooklyn

When was the last time you had your furry friend’s teeth cleaned by a board-certified pet dentist? According to the AVMA, pets who have never had a teeth cleaning have signs of dental disease by the time they’re three years old. To give your pet the best health possible, we recommend scheduling a cat or dog dental check-up once a year with our vet dentist in Brooklyn. Northside Veterinary Clinic provides pet dental services near Williamsburg and the greater New York City area. Our pet dentists know that your furry friend’s dental hygiene could be connected to other aspects of its well-being and will develop an oral treatment plan that considers diet, lifestyle, environment, behaviors, and more.

Signs You Need a Cat or Dog Dental Check-Up

Just like humans, dogs and cats also require regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral health. Here are some signs that your dog or cat may need a dental check-up:

  • Bad breath
  • Yellow or brown teeth
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Changes in behavior

Gum Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are prone to developing the same dental problems as humans, including tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and staining. If left untreated, poor oral health in dogs and cats can lead to dangerous infections, like abscesses and blood infections. Advanced dental disease can also negatively impact your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys. To avoid these potentially life-threatening conditions, keep your pet’s teeth clean with a combination of at-home care and regular veterinary dental cleanings.

Pet Dental Services in Brooklyn, New York

Dental Exams

A dental exam may reveal that your pet requires bonding, bone grafts, or tooth extraction. If your pet is showing signs that they may need attention from a veterinary dentist, such as bad breath, loss of appetite, red or swollen gums, bloody drool, or stained teeth, bring them in for a dental exam. Most dental problems in dogs and cats occur below the gum line, so our pet dentists take full-mouth digital radiographs for every patient undergoing a dental procedure. 

Dental Cleanings

A cat or dog teeth cleaning at our Brooklyn clinic will leave your pet feeling refreshed and cared for. Your furry friend will need to be put under anesthesia to ensure complete and thorough cleaning since most pets will not be able to sit still for the procedure. 

During a pet dental check-up, your cat or dog dentist will examine your pet’s head, neck, face, ears, and mouth to check for signs of health concerns. Then, the pet dentist cleans plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth and gums, just like during a human teeth cleaning. We recommend all cats and dogs receive their first dental check-up shortly after they are weaned and schedule a teeth cleaning at least once a year afterward. 

Dental Radiography

Our pet dentists use dental radiography, or pet x-rays, to gain insight into your pet’s oral hygiene. You may not be able to tell if your pet is experiencing oral discomfort, so your cat or dog dentist must use dental radiography to detect painful conditions, such as: 

  • Tooth decay
  • Misalignment
  • Impaction
  • Periodontal disease
  • Chipped tooth 

To identify health concerns early on and ensure your pet has a high quality of life, vet dentists usually take x-rays at every cat or dog teeth cleaning appointment in our Brooklyn clinic. 

Find an NYC Veterinary Dentist

Finding a feline or canine dentist near you in Brooklyn is easy with our online direct booking feature. Both new and existing clients seeking care from a pet dentist may schedule an appointment at our Williamsburg vet clinic.

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If your pet has ingested something that is possibly toxic, please call the Pet Poison Control center at 855-764-7661 or 888-426-4435.

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