Call us today: (954) 567-2500
Call us today: (954) 567-2500

Dental Care

Fort Lauderdale veterinary dentist

Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Dentist Services

Proper dental care is just as important for your pets as it is for the rest of your family. At Family Pet Medical Center, we offer comprehensive dental care for your cat or dog that will keep their teeth as healthy as possible. This can improve your pet’s overall state of health and can allow them to feel their best for many years into the future. Our Fort Lauderdale veterinary dentist will work with you to determine the best treatment options for your pets and to manage their dental care effectively now and for many years into your future together.

Why Pet Dental Care Is Important

About 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show some signs of periodontal disease by the time they are three years old. This alone represents a significant reason to consider regular dental care for your feline and canine companions. Other issues that will require pet dental care include the following:

  • Congenital defects of the palate that can make it difficult to eat or drink
  • Cysts or tumors of the gums or mouth
  • Abscesses and infections of the teeth
  • Broken bones in the jaw or broken teeth and roots
  • Teeth that do not meet correctly

These issues can significantly affect the quality of life of your pet and could cause pain and even aggression if not treated promptly. Our Fort Lauderdale veterinary dentist can offer practical help to restore your pet’s dental health and to protect it now and for the future.

Signs of Dental Issues

If your pet is showing any of these signs of dental problems, please visit our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital as soon as possible to determine what is causing the issue:

  • Severely bad breath
  • Baby teeth that did not fall out when the adult teeth came in
  • Broken teeth
  • Teeth that are loose or that fall out
  • Discolorations of your pet’s teeth
  • Unwillingness to eat or a significant loss of appetite
  • Swelling around the mouth
  • Obvious pain around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the gums

In most cases, we can pinpoint the reason for your pet’s dental issues and can provide targeted treatment that will help your pet to feel better much more quickly.

Dental Services We Offer

Along with routine dental cleaning and checkups, our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital can provide other dental services for your pets:

  • Extractions where necessary
  • Root canals
  • Treatments for periodontal disease
  • Dental X-rays
  • Repair of injuries or broken teeth
  • Sealants to protect teeth from decay or injury
  • Removal of teeth that are too close together
  • Orthodontic corrections

In general, we put your pets under anesthesia for most of these procedures. This can prevent injury to our staff or to your pet during the teeth cleaning process or during other procedures. We take every precaution to make sure that your pets are safe and protected throughout their treatment with our Fort Lauderdale veterinary dentist.

At Family Pet Medical Center, we are committed to the highest standards of pet care in the Fort Lauderdale area. Give us a call today at 954-567-2500 to schedule your pet’s dental exam and treatment. We look forward to the chance to serve you.