Contrary to popular belief, unpleasant breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your four-legged friend is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.
We offer both routine, preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety. We also practice gentle handling to create a stress-free experience.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one.
In addition to our dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.
The dental services at Mt. Olive Veterinary Hospital can help get you there!