Pet Dental Care in Rocky Point
Maintaining Pets’ Oral Health in Shoreham & Sound Beach
Regular comprehensive care for your pet’s teeth both above and below the gum line can extend your pet’s life. Rocky Point Animal Hospital recommends a routine of preventive care as the key to maintaining your pet’s long-term health.
At every wellness exam, we thoroughly check your pet’s mouth for:
- Correct bite
- Jaw injury
- Fractured teeth
- Damage to enamel
- Tartar and calculus build-up
Accounting for your pet’s lifestyle and age, we make recommendations that can help maintain or improve your pet’s oral health. Your pet might need a professional cleaning, or prophylaxis, to help his or her teeth and gums be healthier and prevent disease.
Discuss your pet’s oral health needs with our veterinary dentists in Rocky Point by calling (631) 302-7454.
Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean
Regular dental prophylaxis that includes professional cleaning and polishing helps keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. We clean the teeth ultrasonically, removing tartar and calculus above and below the gum line. The final step is polishing, which makes the tooth surface smooth so that bacteria have no place to hide.
Home dental care is very important. We are happy to show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and may make other recommendations such as oral rinses and special chewy snacks that can help keep the teeth, gums, and mouth healthier.
Dental X-Rays for Pets
Rocky Point Animal Hospital is proud to offer dental x-rays to our patients. Our state-of-the-art dental radiology equipment allows us to take detailed images of your pet’s mouth and teeth, allowing us to better assess their health.
Just like humans, animals can undergo dental x-rays. Our x-ray machines use small amounts of radiation. Animals will need to be under general anesthesia during this safe and non-invasive procedure. Your pet will be monitored carefully throughout the process. We recommend that your pet undergoes a dental x-ray in Rocky Point at least once a year.
Pain Management for Pet Dental Procedures
During every dental procedure – whether your pet is having a cleaning or an extraction – we administer general anesthesia so that your pet will be more comfortable and have no anxiety. Pain medication and a local dental block are given to ensure additional pain relief before, during, and after all procedures.
Just as we do before surgery, pre-anesthetic blood tests will be done before we administer any anesthesia. Your pet’s heart rate and temperature will be carefully monitored throughout the treatment, and a skilled veterinary technician will be with your pet during the procedure and recovery.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s dental procedure in Rocky Point, we would be happy to address them. Do not hesitate to communicate them with us at any stage of the process.
Contact us online or call (631) 302-7454 today.
“They are absolutely knowledgeable and they care about both the animals and their owners.”- Frank C.
“They all are smart, caring, wonderful people who love our animals as much as we do.”- Sharon N.
“They are so understanding and I just love their support.”- C. M.