A Healthy Mouth Is a Happy Mouth!
When was the last time you checked your pet’s teeth? If it’s been a while, now is a good time to “flip the lip.” Of course, your pet can’t brush their own teeth, so it’s up to you as the owner to maintain their oral health for them. At-home dental care, combined with professional dental care, is a great way to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. At Sheridan West Animal Clinic, we take a proactive approach to dental care because preventing dental disease is far less expensive than treating it. Our pet dentists located here in Cooper City are skilled at both treating and preventing oral problems to keep your pet’s canines pearly white.
Dental Services for Pets in Cooper City & Surrounding Communities
We take pride in our advanced dental services for dogs and cats, which include:
- Ultrasonic scaling and polishing
- Anesthetic and non-anesthetic dentistry
- Advanced monitoring
- Digital dental X-rays
To ensure the safety of our anesthetized patients, we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work. This allows us to determine if there are any underlying health issues that need to be treated first. We monitor the vital signs of all patients before, during, and after their dental procedures.
Anesthesia-Free Pet Dentistry
We offer anesthesia-free dentistry for dental cleanings for some of our patients—depending on their personality—under the supervision of our licensed veterinarians. Anesthesia-free dentistry is a great alternative for pets that aren’t candidates for general anesthesia, such as those with heart, liver, and kidney disease. It is NOT recommended for pets with severe gingivitis, stomatitis, or other advanced dental diseases.
Our dental team is specially trained to quickly assess the temperament of a pet to determine if the anesthesia-free cleaning will be successful or not. In some cases, the pet can be calmed down, but in other cases, an alternative treatment approach may be recommended. We do NOT, under any circumstances, force a pet to have anesthesia-free dentistry if they are resistant to it.
If you’d like to learn more about anesthesia-free dentistry, or if you’re looking for an experienced pet dentist in Cooper City or the West Fort Lauderdale area, call at 954-432-6230 to schedule an appointment. You can also use our convenient appointment request form.