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We want to thank everyone for their patience over the last several months as we adjust to the new changes due to COVID-19. Just a few reminders for our clients, we are continuing curb side pickup until further notice. Therefore we ask that you only enter the office for appointments. We ask that you continue to wear masks if you are able and please limit the number of family members/friends to 2 per visit. We also want to remind everyone to schedule your pets well in advance for wellness/vaccine appointments as we are now scheduling these appointments out into January and February due to our extremely busy schedule. We recommend scheduling your pet’s wellness appointments up to 6 months in advance to ensure that your pet is getting scheduled in a timely matter that works for your schedule and ours. We appreciate your understanding.
Here at Animal Health Care of Myerstown we strive to keep or patients happy, healthy, pain free, and to live as long a possible. With the help of dentistry, we are able to remedy discomfort that commonly goes underappreciated in our pet's lives. Often, after completing recovery from a dental procedure, owners comment that they feel as if the dental has made a major difference in their pet. Do not hesitate to ask if your pet would benefit from a dental cleaning.
Your pet's dental health is just as important as your own. Over 2/3 of the tooth is hidden under the gum line, making it difficult to evaluate the full extent of dental disease. Dental radiographs are necessary to capture the full picture of the teeth and diagnose unseen disease. The progression of dental disease can be slowed down by home care and routine dental cleanings. Brushing your pet's teeth is the most effective way to keep their teeth healthy. Routine dental cleanings are performed by scaling and polishing the teeth, similar to the process used on your own teeth during a regular dental cleaning.
Anesthesia is used to reduce stress and injury to the pet throughout the procedure and allows for a better cleaning to be performed. Anesthesia always has risks, however, it is safer now than ever before and the benefits far outweigh the risks. Most patients go home the same day as the procedure. If you have any questions regarding having your pets teeth cleaned please contact our office.
Dental disease progresses in our pets exactly as it does in people. It starts with plaque, a biofilm formed by bacteria, which develops naturally on teeth. If plaque is not removed from the teeth it will harden into tarter. Over time this plaque and tarter will build up and cause:
BAD BREATH IS A WARNING OF PLAQUE AND TARTER BUILD UP. BAD BREATH IS NOT NORMAL IN YOUR PET!
HERE AT ANIMAL HEALTH CARE OF MYERSTOWN, IF OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU HAVE UTILIZED OUR DENTAL SERVICES FOR YOUR PET WITHIN THE LAST 18 MONTHS, OUR OFFICE WILL EXTEND A $25.00 CREDIT TOWARD YOUR PET'S DENTAL. IF YOU CONTINUE TO SCHEDULE ROUTINE CLEANINGS AT LEAST EVERY 18 MONTHS, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THIS DISCOUNT!
FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH! IF YOUR PET GETS A DENTAL PROCEDURE PERFORMED DURING THIS MONTH YOU WILL RECEIVE A $25.00 DISCOUNT.
For more information on dental disease please contact our office: (717) 866-7387
Process of a Dental Procedure
5. Diseased teeth are removed.
Instruments used to remove teeth
Sanos has been clinically proven to reduce plaque and tartar formation by sealing the space between the tooth and gums. This is applied at the time of the dental procedure after the teeth have been scaled and polished. This sealant can last for 6 months or longer.