Pet Dentistry in Newmarket

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Dentistry and Oral Health

Ensuring your pet’s oral health is paramount for their overall well-being and happiness. Our comprehensive dental services cover teeth cleaning, polishing, extractions, and minor oral surgery, all conducted in our fully equipped dental suite to guarantee a smooth procedure.

Despite its importance, many pet owners underestimate the significance of dental hygiene. Beyond fresher breath, maintaining your pet’s oral health is crucial for their overall well-being. Periodontal disease, which can be linked to heart problems, along with chronic pain, can disrupt your pet’s normal diet. Shockingly, the Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three suffer from periodontal disease. Providing the necessary dental care for your cat or dog can even increase their lifespan by 2-5 years.

Signs of periodontal disease

Dogs and cats are adept at concealing their discomfort, but there are signs to watch for that indicate a need for a dental examination:

  • Excessive drooling and difficulty keeping food/water in their mouths
  • Any bleeding of the gums or around the mouth area
  • Loss of appetite or weight
  • Bad breath
  • Discolored or missing teeth
  • Any sensitivity when you touch the mouth area

Addressing dental health problems early is crucial as they can be challenging and costly to treat. Early intervention for any signs of gum disease is the most effective way to keep veterinary costs low and ensure your pet remains happy, healthy, and smiling.

Discussing the best food and treat options for dental care, as well as proper brushing techniques, can be done with our veterinarians in the Newmarket Aurora area.

Even if your pet shows no symptoms of dental disease, it’s recommended to have our veterinarian examine their teeth during their annual exam. Accumulated food particles and bacteria around the teeth can lead to the deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. Neglecting your pet’s dental health can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and the need for expensive dental surgery.

Moreover, poor dental hygiene can have repercussions beyond the mouth, affecting other organs in the body. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream, causing serious infections in the kidneys, heart, liver, and lungs. These problems, if not addressed promptly, can even lead to death. If our veterinarians suspect that an infection may have spread from the mouth, diagnostic tests can be conducted to determine the best treatment.

Brooker Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Hospital Newmarket and Aurora

107-525 Brooker Ridge
Newmarket, ON L3X-2M2
T: 905-898-1010


Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun Closed