Veterinary Dentistry in Garland
Keep Your Pet Smiling
When you think about your pet’s overall health, do you remember to include their dental care? Dental and periodontal services for pets is something that is easily forgotten by many pet owners. Animal Hospital of Garland is here to help make sure their smile is as well taken care of as the rest of their body! Our Garland veterinary dentist is fully equipped to care for your pet’s dental health and we offer a suite of on-site dental services for your convenience.
Dental Disease & Your Pet
Dental disease is the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs. Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the gums and other tissues that hold your pet’s teeth in place. In the early stages of the disease, it is easily treatable with brushing or professional cleaning. However, if left to progress without treatment, the disease can lead to permanent damage of the teeth and bones of your pet’s mouth.
Periodontal disease is caused by a build up of plaque, which is the same bacterial film that your dentist warns you about. As plaque dies, it hardens on the teeth, which creates more areas for new plaque to cling to and build up on. When the buildup of plaque moves below your pet’s gumline, real damage can begin to occur. At this stage, only professional cleaning will be able to rid your pet’s mouth of the plaque buildup.
If you notice the following symptoms in your pet, call us today for an oral exam:
- Excessive drooling
- Blood in saliva or water dish
- Loose teeth
- Smelly breath
- Difficulty eating
Any combination of these symptoms can indicate periodontal disease in your pet. Don’t let them suffer! Our veterinary team can help get your pet smiling again with regular oral exams and dental cleanings.
Dental Cleanings at Animal Hospital of Garland
As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we are fully equipped to handle your pet’s dental cleanings, which will involve general anesthesia. Our Garland veterinarian will monitor your pet closely while they’re under sedation and help to ensure that they wake up safely.
During the cleaning, we will clean and polish your pet’s teeth in order to get rid of the plaque buildup. Once your pet’s teeth are clean, we’ll apply an anti-plaque treatment in order to protect the teeth from future buildup.
Once your pet’s smile is shining again, we will help you learn how to take care of their teeth at home. Keeping your pet’s smile healthy is all about maintenance. Brushing your pet’s teeth at home, or giving them certain treats or toys to chew on, will help keep their smile healthy for a long time to come.
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