Do you know your pet's age? If you adopted your furry friend, his or her age may be a mystery. Fortunately, a quick look in your pet's mouth can help you narrow down a general age range.View Article
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At Village Veterinary Clinic, Dr. John Lonam and his team provide a wide range of services for each one of our patients. One of the key services most pets need on a routine basis is dental care. During a standard exam, we'll provide an overall inspection of your pet's teeth, but more comprehensive screenings and cleanings are often necessary. When your pet needs dental care in Burke, VA, contact our team first.
Keeping your pet's oral health in line is essential. Routine dental care helps to ensure the pet's teeth, gums, and other structures remain healthy. Your pet's teeth help them to chew, but also are important for protection, carrying things, and interacting. Without routine care, though, they can become painful and damaged. Over time, this can impact the animal's overall health and lifespan.
When you come in for an appointment, we'll provide your pet with a thorough dental exam. During this exam, we're looking for any signs of concern, which, if found, we'll discuss with you thoroughly. We'll check your pet's teeth and mouth for:
These concerns will be addressed with you should they be present. Our goal is to give you the best options to caring for your pet.
Like humans, pets can develop a variety of health problems. Some of the most common include:
We'll provide your pet with a full dental cleaning and polish, dental x-rays and any other services as needed to restore and maintain your pet’s dental integrity. This is done under general anesthesia.
Bring your pet in for a wellness exam at least once or twice a year. During that exam, we'll pinpoint any areas of concern and provide recommended treatment options. We'll also teach you some basic oral maintenance you can do at home, such as how to brush your pet's teeth. We also offer a selection of dental rinses, chews, and diets that will help maintain good oral health. We may recommend deeper cleaning of the pet's teeth if there is cause for concern, such as a significant buildup. Other treatments, such as tooth removal or treatment of damage will be discussed with you, too.
Call Village Veterinary Clinic to schedule your pet's dental appointment in our Burke, VA location. We encourage you to schedule emergency, standard pet exams, cleanings, and follow-up care now by calling 703-978-8655.