The signs of dental disease:
- Bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Trouble eating, pain when chewing
- Bleeding from the gums
- Possible decreased appetite or weight loss
Dental disease can be anywhere from mild to severe, and
early intervention is the key to preventing root abscesses,
bone loss, tooth loss and chronic pain.
The oral health can often not be fully evaluated in an awake
patient, and sometimes, a full thorough dental exam requires
In cases of mild dental disease we stress the importance
of in home preventative care and can demonstrate proper
brushing techniques for you to care for your pet.
If it is determined that home care alone is not sufficient we
offer advanced treatments that require
Once we confirm that your pet is healthy enough for general
anesthesia, we schedule the dental procedure.
Your pet will spend the day at the hospital with supportive
care of fluids, antibiotic and pain management, which are
tailored to your pet's individual needs, and will be sent home
with medications for pain management, antibiotics and
instructions for home care.
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