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Good oral health is an important part of your pet’s general health care. At Creekside Animal Clinic, we provide the highest quality pet dental and oral surgical care to our dog and cat patients in the West Akron/Medina County OH area.
From tooth extractions to surgery for treating periodontal disease, we offer a complete range of veterinary dental and oral surgical services to fit your dog or cat's needs. Our pet dental services include:
Extractions of Fractured Teeth
Oral Surgery: Oral Tumours, Biopsy and Excision
Periodontics: Treatment of periodontal disease, Teeth Scaling and Polishing, Root Planing
Dental Radiology: Permanent Tooth Assessment for Puppies, Dental Disease, Oral Tumors
Multi-Modal Therapies for Feline Oral Problems
Many dental diseases and oral health problems cause no symptoms in their earliest stages. You may be able to spot the development of plaque or other issues during regular teeth cleaning at home. Our veterinarian can detect oral health problems and dental diseases early on. Signs of oral and dental disease in pets include:
Regular brushing and home care can reduce your pet’s risk for developing dental problems, however, some animal companions are prone to tooth decay or gum disease. Professional cleaning by a veterinarian can help prevent tooth loss and protect your dog or cat’s teeth and gums.
During professional dental cleaning, a technician scales the teeth and scrapes plaque from below the gum line. Our veterinary team will check for signs of gum disease and tooth decay. Full mouth radiographs, X-rays just like the ones routinely performed at a human dental appointment, also aide in the diagnosis and treatment of dental disease.
Our veterinarian will complete further dental treatment as necessary, including extraction of fractured or abscessed teeth and teeth severely damaged by periodontal disease. Pet dental procedures require the use of anesthesia to complete the necessary medical and surgical therapy in order to keep the patient safe. Before receiving anesthesia, all pets should undergo a pre-anesthesia blood screen that ensures your four-legged friend is in good physical condition. This blood test can measure organ function and general health, and can even provide valuable information that our veterinarians can refer to in case your pet gets sick in the future.
Our veterinarians take every precaution to keep your pet safe and comfortable during pet dentistry. We monitor vital signs, including blood pressure, respiration and heart rate with a continuous EKG. We administer intravenous (IV) fluids as necessary, and prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers if we feel your pet might experience pain or develop an infection.
Make an appointment at Creekside Animal Clinic to ensure the health of your cat or dog’s teeth. You can call us at 330-825-9556 and one of our friendly staff members will help schedule an appointment for you!