Dental Care 

Caring for your pet’s teeth and gums is important to his or her health. More than 85% of dogs over four years of age have evidence of periodontal disease, making it one of the most commonly seen diseases by veterinarians.

 At St. Francis Animal Hospital of the Treasure Coast, we offer dental examinations as part of your pet’s wellness care. We utilize the latest in veterinary technology to carefully examine your pet’s oral and dental health and to provide proper treatment.

How Do I Know if My Dog Has Periodontal Disease?

While there is no substitute for regular dental exams performed by your veterinarian to determine if your pet has dental disease, here are a few common signs that your pet may be suffering from oral health problems:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Signs of pain while chewing
  • Swelling of the face or mouth
  • Swollen and bleeding gums

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms please call us right away.

What Will Happen During My Pet’s Dental Procedure?

Your pet will arrive early in the morning so that we can begin the prepping process of bloodwork if needed. Placement of a intravenous catheter. Your pet will be premedicated with medications necessary for his/her procedure. Once your pets procedure has been completed and your pet is stable, you will be called and a discharge appointment will be set. At the discharge appointment will be determined by the Doctor. When you arrive you will be placed into an exam room and the doctor will go over all of the post operative instructions. Once complete your pet will be brought in and you will be ready for check out. Our receptionists will create a recheck appointment if it is requested by our doctor before you leave.

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