Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your furry friend due to bad breath?
Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your pet is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your four-legged friend’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.
The professional dentistry services at Pine Grove Animal Hospital are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.
Our in-house oral care includes:
- Digital dental x-rays
- Charting the condition of each tooth
- Cleaning by Certified Veterinary Technicians using hand scalers and ultrasonic scaling
- Examination of the entire mouth for lesions such as abnormal growths and inflammation
- Extraction of teeth that cannot be saved by a veterinarian
We do not provide endodontic services, such as root canals or crowns. We’re happy to refer you to a dental specialist if you wish to preserve a tooth instead of extracting it.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one.
In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. We recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend once again. Our dental services can help get you there!