Dental Care For Your Pet

Dental Care For Your Pet

Dental health is important for people, but did you know it is also important for your pets? When it comes to pet dental health, regular examinations are just as important for pets as they are for humans.
Dental health is a very important part of your pets’ overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pets’ teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pets’ mouths healthy.

What Is Veterinary Dentistry?

Veterinary dentistry is much like human dentistry in that it includes cleanings, adjustments, filings, extractions, or tooth repair for your pets. It is important to obtain an appointment with a veterinarian that you can trust and who has experience in veterinary dentistry to ensure your pets receive the best dental care possible, as it is imperative to your cats’ or dogs’ overall health.

Oral Exams And Pet Teeth Cleaning

At your pets’ oral examination, x-rays will be taken to determine if there are any issues with your pets’ teeth. As in humans, most gum disease begins under the gumline so by doing x-rays, your veterinarian can see if there are any issues within the gums of your cats or dogs.
During the pet dental cleaning process, scaling will be done to remove any tartar and plaque that has formed on your pets’ teeth over time. Your cats’ or dogs’ teeth will then be cleaned and polished just like the process you undergo when you visit your dental professional.

Keeping Your Pets’ Teeth Healthy

You should take your pets for a pet dental exam at least once every year so your veterinarian can check for early signs of a problem and head it off so your pets’ mouths stay healthy.
You can also monitor your pets’ dental health in between cleanings and make an appointment right away if your pets are experiencing severe bad breath, broken or loose teeth, baby teeth that do not fall out in time, discolored teeth, bleeding from the mouth area or swelling, or if your pets seem to be experiencing pain when eating.
To obtain proper pet dental care for your pets, turn to a Veterinarian you can trust, Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg. Call for an appointment today!