At Chili, we strongly believe in the benefits of good oral health. Just like humans, pets need to have their teeth cleaned on a regular basis to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Consistent brushing helps prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which if left unchecked can cause painful inflammation problems and/or lead to the onset of periodontal disease. Digital dental x-rays can be performed to help our veterinarians find issues within the tooth or below the gumline.
Chili Animal Care recommends a professional pet dental exam at least once a year. When you bring your pet in for an exam, our veterinarians perform a thorough inspection of your pet’s teeth and gums and investigate any signs of bad breath, loose teeth, or swelling of the gums.
Next, we carefully brush and clean your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity. In order to do this properly we use anesthesia, but rest assured that our experienced team follows strict veterinary standards and we take every precaution to keep your pet safe and comfortable before, during, and after the dental procedure.
In addition to annual dental exams and professional teeth cleaning, Chili Animal Care also provides oral surgery services. These include tooth extractions, growth removals, and cosmetic corrections due to trauma or oral defects.
We also share helpful tips and resources to guide you through the process of brushing your pet’s teeth at home. Consistent oral hygiene at home builds a firm foundation of healthy habits for your pet that help protect them from illness and disease.
To schedule a dental exam for your pet, please call us at (585) 889‑2300.