Dental care is a must for your pet! Clean teeth and a healthy mouth do more than just prevent bad breath – regular dental care helps prevent periodontal disease, an infection that not only damages your pet’s teeth, but can also spread through the bloodstream and damage the heart, liver and other internal organs.
Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions that pets face. The good news is that it’s easy to prevent. Routine dental cleanings and a home dental care regimen go a long way toward preventing periodontal disease before it starts. Plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth lead to swollen, bleeding gums. If left untreated, loss of teeth is inevitable. If your pet is experiencing difficulty chewing, red and swollen gums, excessive drooling or pawing at his or her mouth, please call the hospital to arrange for a dental examination.
Atascazoo Animal Hospital performs routine dental cleanings in order to prevent periodontal disease. We also perform other minor oral surgical procedures. We use the latest veterinary x-ray technology for dental radiographs. Our registered veterinary technicians are trained to perform all of our dental cleanings and preventive care. During your pet’s dental cleaning, his or her oral cavity is thoroughly examined by one of our veterinarians.