Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, excessive drooling, reduced appetite or refusal to eat, pain in or around the mouth, swelling in areas surrounding the mouth, and extra teeth or retained baby teeth.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including high-speed dental units and digital dental radiographs. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more thanks to dental radiographs.
In some cases, our veterinarians may have to refer your pet to a Veterinary Dental Specialist. Veterinary Dental specialists have had additional education and specialized training in veterinary dentistry.
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s oral health, please ask one of our veterinarians or staff members, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also call us at 918-663-5758