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Thank you so much for your care and understanding of our family pet, Lady. You all went beyond the call of duty. Lady was rescued from an abusive home at fourteen months old and we gave her the love a dog should have during her twelve years with our family. Her life ended with comfort and love. You all contributed to a comfy, smooth transition as she climbed the stairway to doggie heaven.”


Pet Dental Care Enhances Good Pet Health for Rocky Point, NY Dogs & Cats

Good dental care at Rocky Point Animal Hospital in Rocky Point NY

Regular comprehensive care for your pet’s teeth both above and below the gum line has the ability to 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
  • Abscesses
  • Gingivitis
  • Fractured teeth
  • Damage to enamel
  • Tartar and calculus build up

Taking into account 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.

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 that makes the tooth surface smooth so that bacteria have no place to hide.

Home 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.

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, as well as a local dental block, is 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, caring veterinary technician will be with your pet during the procedure and recovery.