Pet Dental Care From Stanton Pet Hospital
Caring for your dog or cat's teeth is every bit as important as the rest of their body to ensure they remain in optimal health. When you have concerns about your pet's oral care, or if they have not had a tooth cleaning recently, call Stanton Pet Hospital in Stanton to make an appointment with our veterinarian for an assessment. Here is some information pertaining to pet dental care and how our veterinary practice can help.
Why Caring For Your Pet's Teeth And Gums Is Important
If you do not take the steps necessary to keep your pet's teeth and gums clean, they are at risk for future problems as a result of the buildup of plaque and tartar in the mouth. This could lead to the possibility of pain and discomfort as well as tooth loss. If your pet's teeth suffer, this could lead to additional medical problems such as a change in the diet due to pain when eating.
Some Common Dental Troubles That Inflict Pets
There are several problems that could arise with your pet's teeth. If plaque and tartar become excessive on teeth, your pet is at risk for periodontal disease. This is painful and causes teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. Broken teeth can cause cuts of the skin inside of the mouth. When teeth are not properly cleaned, a pet is likely to suffer from bad breath. Some pets suffer from malocclusion, which is a misalignment of the top and bottom jaw. This causes the teeth to scrape against the skin as well. A tooth abscess is another difficulty that requires intervention from our veterinarian to alleviate pain and minimize the risk of an infection.
What Our Veterinarian Will Do During A Pet Dental Exam
When you bring your dog or cat to our practice for a pet dental exam or vet will first do an evaluation of your pet's teeth and gums to see if there are any spots that appear troublesome. If a tooth is questionable, our vet will probe it closely to determine whether it needs to be pulled or it can be saved. Broken teeth are also addressed if necessary. Our vet will then scrape away plaque from your pet's teeth using a special tool.
Call Stanton Pet Hospital Today To Schedule An Appointment!
If your pet has a dental problem, or if you would like to have your dog or cat's teeth cleaned during an examination, call Stanton Pet Hospital to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Contact our Stanton practice today at (714) 828-5891 to find out more about dental procedures or to find out about appointment availability.