Efficient Dog & Cat Dental Care in Fort Myers

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At Daniels Parkway Animal Hospital, our skilled veterinary team will effectively handle your pet's dental care needs. We are animal lovers, just like you, and we understand that you worry about your pet's oral health. Our knowledgeable pet dentists utilize modern tools and diagnostic capabilities to deliver accurate and efficient services. We will provide quality exams and treatments tailored to your cats and dogs' specific needs, concerns, and characteristics.

We have provided the Fort Myers community with reliable dog and cat dental care for years. Our seasoned veterinarians and trusted staff boast a compassionate bedside manner to deliver gentle and respectful dental care that will treat them like family. Contact our pet dentists today and schedule a consultation!


Why Does My Animal Need to See a Pet Dentist?

Everyone knows that pets are very open-minded about what they consider food. Particles often get trapped in a pet's teeth where bacteria can grow. A majority of pets will exhibit the beginning stages of periodontal disease by age three. With the proper dental hygiene, maintenance, and preventive measures, your cat or dog can live 2-4 years longer, according to studies.

We believe prevention is key when it comes to your pet's oral health and well-being. Here are some common signs of potential issues that could mean they need prompt dental care from our skilled pet dentists:

  • Yellow or brown plaque buildup on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Excessively bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Abnormal changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Consistent pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

Our Comprehensive Dog & Cat Dental Care

Our practice offers an initial consultation where our focused team will run preliminary bloodwork and physical examinations, carefully checking their mouth, teeth, and gums. We will work hard to determine if a dental procedure is the right choice for your pet and if they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. After the exam, we will discuss surgical options with you before scheduling a date for the procedure to begin.

On the day of the procedure, we ask that you drop off your pet in the morning, and they will be ready for pickup by the afternoon. Our friendly pet dentists will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure they have a comfortable and speedy recovery period.

Our comprehensive dog and cat dental care includes:

  • Pet Oral Exam
  • Pet Teeth Cleaning
  • Pet Tooth Extractions
  • Periodontal Preventive & Treatment Services

Veterinary Dentistry FAQ

We know you have questions about our process, the materials we use, aftercare tips, and sedation options, and we are happy to provide the answers you seek. Some frequently asked questions regarding dog and cat dental care include:

Does my pet require anesthesia for dental procedures?

Yes. We offer deeper cleaning services for cats and dogs, such as polishing and scaling under the gums. These are meticulous procedures that require time and effort to fully eradicate the bacteria, tartar, and plaque necessary to give your pet a clean bill of oral health. We can't simply ask your cat or dog to sit still for the time we need, so we utilize safe and diligently monitored sedation services. Additionally, for the comfort of your pet and the safety of our team, we only perform involved procedures on anesthetized pets, such as tooth extraction surgery or abscess treatment.

Professional teeth cleanings can make a huge difference in improving your pet's breath, but there is no permanent cure. Tooth brushing and water additives can be preventive measures in keeping their breath smelling decent for longer, but plaque and tartar will continue to build, causing bad breath. Once the tartar is already present, brushing will no longer do the trick, and they will need a professional cleaning.

Untreated teeth and gums affected by dangerous bacteria could potentially travel into the bloodstream, causing serious health issues as well as pain and discomfort down the road. Scheduling a yearly dental checkup can be a great way to prevent such issues, but if your pet hasn't had a dental cleaning in some time, our vets can examine them and address any concerns.

Reliable & Trusted Pet Dentists in Fort Myers

At Daniels Parkway Animal Hospital, we are devoted to diagnosing and treating your pet's dental needs with care and a commitment to long-lasting results. We will leverage our modern veterinary tools and years of experience to deliver dog and cat dental care guided by our gentle and respectful touch.

Our passionate pet dentists in Fort Myers are ready to forge a trusted relationship with your adorable cats and dogs so we can deliver quality services they can rely on for years to come. Your pets deserve efficient and accurate dental services, helping them to live a full life, free from the constraints of oral infection and disease. Contact our practice today and receive a consultation!




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