Pet Dentistry

At Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation in Wichita, KS, our comprehensive pet dentistry services are designed to keep your furry friend’s teeth and gums healthy, ensuring their overall well-being and happiness.

A person brushing a dog's teeth

Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care

It’s important to be aware of the signs that indicate your pet may need dental care. Some common symptoms of dental problems in pets include:

  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Drooling excessively
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding from the mouth

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it’s essential to schedule a dental exam with our veterinary team as soon as possible to address any potential dental issues and prevent further complications.

Comprehensive Pet Dentistry Services

Pet Teeth Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your pet’s oral health. Our veterinary team performs thorough teeth cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup, helping to prevent dental disease and maintain fresh breath for your pet.

Pet Dental Exams

Routine dental exams are an important part of your pet’s preventive care regimen. During a dental exam, our veterinarians will carefully examine your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity for signs of dental disease or other oral health issues.

Dental X-Rays (Digital Dental Radiographs)

Digital dental radiographs, or X-rays, allow our veterinarians to visualize the internal structures of your pet’s teeth and jawbone. This advanced imaging technology helps us identify hidden dental problems such as tooth decay, fractures, or abscesses that may not be visible during a physical exam.

Benefits of Pet Dentistry

Prevention of Dental Disease: Regular dental care can help prevent common dental problems such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and gingivitis, which can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss if left untreated.

Improved Overall Health: Maintaining good oral hygiene can have a positive impact on your pet’s overall health and well-being. By preventing dental disease, you can reduce the risk of systemic health issues such as heart disease and kidney disease, which have been linked to poor oral health in pets.

Enhanced Quality of Life: Pets with healthy teeth and gums are happier and more comfortable. Regular dental care can help your pet avoid dental pain and discomfort, allowing them to enjoy their favorite activities and live life to the fullest.