Pet Dentistry in Brunswick, GA
Although it’s often overlooked by pet owners, proper dental care and oral hygiene are a very important part of a pet’s overall health, just as they are in humans. Without proper pet dentistry, most dogs and cats will show the signs of periodontal disease by the time they are three years of age. This disease is caused by bacteria that thrive in the built-up plaque and tartar on the teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay. It can cause loss of teeth, swelling, bleeding, and receding gums, and oral pain and discomfort which can lead to eating and behavioral problems. If left untreated, periodontal bacterial infections can eventually spread to the internal organs and cause serious damage to the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. Having your vet complete an annual dental examination and teeth cleaning is the best way to combat oral disease.
Pet Dentistry At Cheek To Cheek Hospital For Animals
Our hospital maintains a fully-equipped surgical suite and a modern diagnostic laboratory to ensure our patients receive the best dental care. When your dog or cat arrives for a dental exam and cleaning, the vet will take a complete set of X-rays and anesthesia will be administered to keep them calm during the procedure. Their teeth will be thoroughly inspected for cavities and signs of infection, and then fillings will be placed and tooth extractions performed if necessary. Then their teeth will be cleaned, scaled free of plaque, and polished. You should plan on them spending the whole day with us.
Dental Care At Home
You can provide effective pet dentistry right at home to keep your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy. Inspect their teeth on a regular basis looking for the signs of dental problems including missing, broken, or loose teeth, excessive plaque buildup, swollen or bleeding gums, and unusual chewing actions indicating pain in the mouth.
With a little patience and perseverance, you can also train your pet to let you brush their teeth. Ask your vet about special chews, treats, and dental diets that are designed to promote oral health and hygiene in dogs and cats.
The Cheek to Cheek Hospital for Animals in Brunswick, GA, is ready to provide your furry family member with the best in pet dentistry. To schedule an appointment for a dental exam and teeth cleaning fill out our online form and we’ll contact you shortly.