Dental


229 East Main St., Branford, CT 06405

Tel:203-488-5990   Fax:203-481-2825

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Dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans.  In order to maintain good health, full dental exams should happen on a yearly basis.  During a dental examination we can visualize if there is any tartar, broken teeth or gingivitis present.  Bacteria from compromised oral health can lead to bad breath and an infection which may spread to vital organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys.  Animals are unable to tell you that they feel mouth pain and you may not always be able to recognize it. 

We have a full dental suite that is equipped with a digital dental x-ray unit, similar to the one at your dentist.  Mouth films allow us to determine if roots from broken teeth remain under the gum causing pain.  Our specialized dental equipment allows us to ultrasonically scale plaque and tartar from teeth, drill any broken roots and polish, finishing with a fluoride treatment.

Catching dental issues early, and designing a plan to keep your pet’s teeth in optimum condition will help keep your beloved pet happy and healthy too. 

If your pet exhibits symptoms such as reluctance to chew, excessive drooling, pawing at its mouth after eating, bad breath or lack of appetite call us today for a dental examination.