Veterinary Dentistry in Bernville
Dental Care for Pets Is Just as Important as It Is for People!
Studies show that good dental care can add up to five years of your pet’s life. Veterinary dentistry is one of the most important and overlooked areas of pet health. More than 70% of cats and 80% of dogs show signs of oral disease by the age of three. Pet dental disease doesn’t affect just the mouth. It can lead to more serious health problems including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
Preventative care, including frequent brushing, the use of dental rinses in drinking water, prescription diets, and professional prophylaxis can keep your pets’ teeth healthy. These things should be started at a young age to ensure success.
Bernville Veterinary Clinic provides total dental care. Under general anesthesia, your veterinary staff scales and polishes your pet’s teeth and can extract them if necessary.
Prevent Periodontal Disease
It is important to have your pet’s mouth and teeth examined so our skilled veterinary dentists can prevent the development of periodontal disease. Without proper cleansing, bacteria forms plaque on your pet’s teeth, which later turns into tartar. As the tartar continues to grow, it works its way into the gums and causes gingivitis. The further the bacteria travels, the more organs it affects.
We recommend that you bring your pet in for a dental examination if:
- You notice he or she has extremely bad breath
- You notice his or her gums are red or bloody
- You notice excessive drooling or drool that contains blood
- You notice your pet is unable to chew properly
- You notice your pet continues to paw at his or her mouth
- You notice your pet’s face has swelled up
For more information about pet dental care and periodontal disease prevention, download and read our brochure.
If you have any concerns about your pet’s teeth or what you should be doing, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (610) 200-6219.
“A very kind and caring clinic. The staff is wonderful to the pets and answers all your questions. Appointments are easy to set up! Thank you, Bernville Veterinary Clinic!”- Linda H.
“They are very gentle and kind to my dog. They did an amazing job when my dog had to get neutered. The scar was minimal and his recovery was fast. I would definitely recommend them.”- Jessica W.
“My family and I have seen a few vet facilities throughout the years with different pets. Bernville, by far, is the best! They treat your furry loved ones like their own family. They check in to see how they're doing.”- Jyssica B.