Dental

We believe dental health is an important component of your pet’s overall health.  Dental disease can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Dental disease left untreated can cause heart, liver, and kidney disease along with tooth root abscesses that can be painful to your pet.

 

Our digital x-ray machines (coming soon) help us evaluate each tooth so we can see tooth root concerns, perform extractions, and send images to specialists if appropriate. Up to 80% of dental disease is under the gum line and often not visible by the naked eye, which is why dental x-rays are so important. They also aid with appropriate extractions and verify no complications were made during extraction.

 

Your pet’s teeth should be checked every 6 months to year, depending on your pet's age, by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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It is important to have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • Broken or loose teeth

  • Bad breath

  • Discolored teeth

  • Abnormal chewing or drooling

  • Dropping food from mouth

  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat

  • Signs of pain in or around the mouth

  • Bleeding or swelling in the mouth

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