Quality dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and quality of life. If left untreated, diseases of the oral cavity are painful and can contribute to other local or systemic diseases. Just like us, pets can develop cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Routine cleaning can keep your pets breath smelling fresh and minimize the need for expensive extractions or root-canals.
We recommend a dental hygiene program similar to your own dentist. Pets should have their teeth brushed regularly, as well as annual dental prophylaxis appointments with our highly trained staff. During a dental prophylaxis appointment your pet well be anesthetized and receive an in-depth oral examination including measuring of all gingival pockets (which can be a sign of significant gingival disease that is not obvious on routine physical exam), and through inspection of the tongue, tonsils, gums, teeth, and hard and soft palates for evidence of growths or abnormalities.
Full mouth digital dental x-rays are performed on each patient and allow us to uncover hidden problems that may be causing your pet pain.
Once the initial oral examination is completed each tooth will be cleaned on all sides, and above and beneath the gum-line with a state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaling device. This uses high-frequency vibrations to easily remove plaque and tartar. Once each tooth has been cleaned the teeth are polished to leave your pets mouth sparkling and clean smelling.
Monday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
PAWS - Potomac Animal Wellness Services
4618 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD 20640-1840
Phone: (301) 743-5411
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