Just like humans, pets can experience dental problems affecting their overall health and well-being. Pet dentistry focuses on maintaining proper oral hygiene and addressing dental issues in our furry companions.
Regular dental care is essential for pets to prevent dental diseases such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and gum infections. Routine dental examinations and professional cleanings by a veterinarian can help detect early signs of dental problems and prevent them from progressing into more serious conditions.
Our veterinarians assess the pet’s oral health during a dental examination, checking for plaque, tartar, gum inflammation, and dental abnormalities. Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth, including below the gum line, to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
In some cases, pets may require additional dental treatments such as tooth extractions, root canal therapy, or treatment for dental fractures. These procedures help alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and improve the pet’s quality of life.
Pet owners also play a crucial role in maintaining oral health by practicing regular brushing, providing dental-friendly toys and treats, and establishing a proper diet that supports dental health.
By prioritizing pet dentistry, we can ensure our beloved companions have healthy teeth and gums, fresh breath, and overall well-being. Consult with our veterinarian to develop a dental care plan tailored to your pet’s specific needs, and enjoy those happy smiles for years to come.