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 we 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 schedule your pet for an exam if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms:
- 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 these risks by having regular dental exams.
Other Dental Treatment Options
Treatment for dental issues may also require other procedures, such as 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.