Dentistry & Periodontal Disease Healthy Pets Through Every Stage of Life

Manlius Veterinary Dentistry

Protect Your Pet’s Teeth with High-Quality Dental Care

Just like humans, pets can suffer from plaque buildup on their teeth. Unlike humans, however, pets aren’t very good about brushing their own teeth regularly. Your pet’s dental care is an important part of their overall wellness and medical care. Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, P.C. is here to help! As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, our Manlius veterinary dentistry team proudly offers comprehensive dental care for your pets.

Keep your pets smiling with dental care at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, P.C.! Call (315) 508-7884 or contact us online to make an appointment with our Manlius veterinary dentist today.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a dental disease that stems from an excess buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a bacterial film that hardens when it dies, creating this buildup on the teeth. Regular brushing can typically dislodge plaque and prevent it from spreading below the gumline; however, most pets can’t brush their own teeth. As more plaque accumulates on the teeth, it can spread below your pet’s gums and infect the tissues that hold your pet’s teeth in place, causing pain and loose teeth. In advanced cases, periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to your pet’s teeth and jaw bones.

The symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Smelly breath
  • Blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
  • Loose teeth
  • Difficulty or avoiding eating

Any combination of these symptoms can indicate that your pet is suffering from periodontal disease. It is the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs - so don’t let your pet suffer! Our veterinary team can help.

Dental Radiography & Cleaning for Your Pet

When you bring your pet in for their regular wellness exam, our Manlius veterinary dentistry team will look at your pet’s mouth as part of our normal examination of your pet. If we notice that your pet is exhibiting symptoms of periodontal disease, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia.

As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, our team is fully equipped to prep your pet for this procedure. We use digital radiography to take images of your pet’s mouth and jaw prior to their dental cleaning procedure. Digital radiography helps us visualize the target areas of your pet’s mouth and assess any damage with highly detailed X-ray images.

Once we have a clear picture of your pet’s mouth and understand their needs, your pet will undergo dental cleaning. This involves the administration of general anesthesia to keep your pet safe and comfortable during the cleaning process. Our veterinarians use tools like those of human dentists to scale and polish your pet’s teeth, removing plaque to restore your pet’s smile. Once all the plaque has been removed, we apply an anti-plaque treatment to protect your pet from future plaque buildup.

Remember, maintenance is key! After we send your pet home, we’ll give you tips for keeping your pet’s smile healthy and happy for many years to come.

Benefits of Routine Dental Cleaning for Pets

Routine dental cleanings for dogs and cats offer several benefits. They help prevent dental disease, which can cause pain, bad breath, and tooth loss. Cleanings also reduce the risk of systemic health issues associated with dental problems. Regular professional veterinary cleanings in Manlius complement at-home oral care, ensuring your pets have healthy mouths, better overall health, and a higher quality of life.

If you have questions about our Manlius veterinary dentistry services, please give us a call at (315) 508-7884 or contact us online!

What Makes Us Stand Out?

  • High-Quality Veterinary Medical Care Since 2008
  • Involved Caring For & Educating Our Community
  • Rave Reviews from Our Clients
  • Educational Approach to Pet Care
  • Continuity of Care
  • Conscientious & Comprehensive Exams

Trusted & Recommended

    My husband and I are so grateful for all of the staff for helping us through this difficult time. While heartbroken, we have full closure on his passing thanks to the entire Compassionate Care team.

    “When my husband and I moved back to New York a year ago, we were nervous about finding a vet that could help us with our cat that had a very long health history. However, we were in the BEST hands ...”

    - Kelly Bracken
    Thank you again Compassionate Care.

    “My husband and I can’t say enough good things about Dr. John Endres, his wife Connie and their staff. Thank you again Compassionate Care.”

    - Kathy White Campagna
    They saved our dog, Maggie.

    “Compassionate Care has a special place in our family's heart. They saved our dog, Maggie... We are so grateful for the excellent care of Dr. Enders and his entire staff.”

    - Aileen Monroe
    Always a great experience!

    “Always a great experience! Caring, compassionate, friendly, knowledgeable, and patient with my extremely anxious mini golden doodle! Thanks Dr. Endres and team!”

    - Jillian Fiorini
    The staff and Dr. Endres are amazing!!!

    “The staff and Dr. Endres are amazing!!! We drive almost an hour because they are SO good to our animals and to us! We not only get the best level of medical care, the level of care, compassion and understanding is outstanding!”

    - Chrissy Rode

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