Pet Dental Issues

Like most issues, it is best to deal with them as soon as they present themselves. With that in mind, we recommend regular dental check-ups for all dogs, and we typically include this in our annual check-ups as routine.

Common signs of dental issues include:

  • Bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Missing teeth
  • Blood in saliva or nasal discharge
  • Lesions in mouth

If you notice these or anything unusual in your pets mouth, teeth or gums give us a call to set up an appointment.

Dentistry Examinations

When a vet checks your pets mouth they are looking for anything unusual or that might indicate an issue. This can include things such as:

  • Excessive tartar build-up
  • Periodontal disease
  • Swelling
  • Missing or broken teeth
  • Cavities

Dental Treatments

Should your vet see anything worth investigating further they will often take x-rays to get a clear picture of issue, the teeth and bone structures too, as often these can be hidden under the surface such as below the gum line.

Often, we can solve issues with a good tooth clean much like what your own dentist does. Other times surgery may be required for more substantial issues. Whatever the issue our vets will recommend what best for your pets health and discuss options as well as costs so you know what to expect.