Pets benefit from dental care, including preventative services. When something does happen that requires pet dental care, you deserve to have a professional available who can provide more than teeth cleanings and extractions. We provide a variety of dental services, including fluoride treatments, x-rays, and jaw fracture repair. Here's what you need to know about our dental services and your pet's oral health care.
Dental Issues Start Small
Dental problems are common in cats and dogs, but our veterinarian can provide tools to help reduce the chance of dental-related issues. Dental scaling and polishing are preventative techniques and can help your pet avoid dental pain in the future. Dental x-rays and fluoride treatments also provide prevention.
Signs of a Dental Problem
Dental issues are extremely common. You should bring your pet to our animal hospital if you notice any signs or symptoms like:
- Broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Loss of appetite or weight
- Bad breath
- Red, swollen gums
- Pawing mouth
If your pet has a dental problem, teeth cleaning may not be enough. Your pet may benefit from extractions and more intensive forms of dental care provided by an experienced veterinarian.
Risks of Not Treating Dental Issues
A variety of risks are associated with dental problems left untreated in pets. Your pet could experience a blood infection or damage to the organs if tartar is allowed to grow on your pet's teeth. You can reduce your pet's risk of organ damage and illness by having regular dental exams.
Other Dental Treatment Options
Treatment for dental issues may also require other treatments, including oral mass removal. This is essential if your pet is in pain because of a mass. Additionally, a dental exam can help our veterinarian determine if the mass is cancerous.
Jaw fractures are also not uncommon in pets. A pet that has a serious jaw injury may benefit from jaw fracture repair so that he or she can return to a healthy eating schedule. If you suspect that your pet's jaw is fractured, our veterinary team can address the issue to prevent future pain and discomfort.
Visit Our Office for Dentistry Care for Your Pet
Dental care should be personalized for your pet's unique needs. We understand that you want the best for your pet. If you are looking for effective and personalized dental care for your pet, contact our clinic today to schedule your pet's appointment or to learn more about how we can help.