Was able to get an appt the day I called. I didn't feel anyone was trying to pressure me into any unnecessary services and the staff and doctor treated Sammi and I so nicely. - Donna P.
Did you know that more than half of all dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by the age of 3? If left untreated, gum disease can eventually affect an animal’s internal organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys. It can also cause a great deal of pain and result in tooth loss. That’s why maintaining your pet’s oral health is so important for their overall health.
To prevent oral problems and keep your pet’s teeth clean, Arbor Pet Hospital recommends that you bring your pet in at least once a year for a nose-to-tail wellness exam. During these exams, we evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums, looking for any signs that may indicate a problem, such as tartar, bad breath, and red or swollen gums. If any of these signs are detected, we typically recommend a more thorough dental exam, a dental cleaning, and treatment.
About Our Dentistry Services in Ft. Lauderdale
Just as with any other service we offer, we place a great emphasis on safety and comfort. We abide by AAHA’s standards and perform all of our dental procedures under general anesthesia.* Every patient receives IV fluids, and their vitals are monitored before, during, and after the procedure. Each dental cleaning (prophylaxis) we perform begins with pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure the pet is healthy enough for anesthesia.
We use only the most up-to-date equipment for cleaning and polishing and rely on digital pet X-ray technology to view below the gum line, since this is where many oral problems are found. If necessary, we also have the capability to perform minor and extensive oral surgery, such as tooth extractions.
To schedule your pet’s dental cleaning here at Arbor Pet Hospital or if you are in Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation, Broadview Park, Davie, FL areas to get more information about our pet dental services, give us a call at (954) 565-1896.
*"General anesthesia with intubation is necessary to properly assess and treat the companion animal dental patient. Cleaning without general anesthesia is considered unacceptable and below the standard of care." 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats