Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Dental disease is one of the most common health problem in dogs and cats. Most pets over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. Bad breath is not a sign of good health in pets. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.

General Dentistry requires your pet to be under anesthesia for the procedure. We perform full physical screenings and bloodwork prior to surgical procedures to ensure that your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia. We also use pain management techniques that are appropriate for your pet’s age, breed, and current health status.

Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.
Signs of Dental Disease in your Dog or Cat:
  • Bad breath
  • Yellow, brown or discolored teeth
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Swollen mouth, jaws or gums
  • Doesn’t play with chew toys as often
  • Pain when eating/ reduced appetite
Veterinary Care of Cuba offers the following general dental services:
  • Complete dental exam
  • Evaluation of each tooth for evidence of mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease
  • Professional ultrasonic scaling to clean and remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and under the gum line
  • High-speed polishing with a fluoride paste to return tartar the enamel to a smooth surface less conductive to accumulating plaque
  • Fluoride treatment and sealant application for fractured teeth
  • Oral surgery (i.e., tooth removal)
  • Pain control before, during and after your pet’s procedure
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