Neglecting your pet’s oral health could have serious consequences on his overall health. Dental problems like abscesses, loose teeth, and periodontal disease can weaken your pet’s overall health. Professional dental care can help you avoid dental issues that threaten your pet’s teeth and health. If you live in Rogue River, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Medford, or Central Point, bring your pet to Animal Clinic of Rogue River for the dental care services he needs.
Importance of Pet Dental Care
Like people, pets are at risk for developing all kinds of dental problems, ranging from tooth infections to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is quite common in dogs and cats, putting them at risk of losing their teeth. In its advanced stage, periodontal disease can damage your pet’s liver, heart, and kidneys. Regular dental exams and cleanings can help prevent dental problems that threaten your pet’s health and teeth.
What to Expect from Pet Dental Care
At Animal Clinic of Rogue River, we encourage pet owners to schedule annual dental exams and cleanings for their pet. If your pet is healthy and has no dental issues, an annual exam and cleaning will help him maintain good oral health. Senior pets and pets with pre-existing dental issues may need bi-annual cleanings.
During a dental exam, our veterinarian will inspect your pet’s teeth and gums for signs of tooth infection, damaged teeth, or gum disease. We’ll take x-rays to inspect your pet’s teeth under the gum line where bacteria can breed. Lastly, we’ll remove all plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth, particularly under the gum line, and leave them sparkling clean.
Our dental services are done under anesthesia so that your pet suffers no pain or discomfort during his treatment. Sedating your pet keeps him still and quiet so we can do a thorough job of inspecting and cleaning his teeth.
Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care
There are numerous telltale signs you can look out for to identify if your pet is in need of dental care. These include:
- Persistent drooling
- Extremely foul breath
- Swollen mouth or gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose, broken or discolored teeth
- Difficulty chewing or tilting his head while eating to chew on one side due to painful teeth
- Loss of appetite
If your pet has these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. The sooner dental issues are diagnosed, the sooner your pet can get treatment. Early treatment can help save his teeth.
See Our Rogue River Veterinarian for Pet Dental Care
To schedule a dental exam and cleaning for your pet, contact Animal Clinic of Rogue River at 541-582-1440. We serve pet owners in Rogue River, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Medford, and Central Point areas.