Phillipsburg Pet Dental Services
We Love to See Your Pet’s Smile
Dental care for your pets is just as important as dental care for yourself. However, it’s easy to forget that your pet’s oral health needs regular attention as well as the rest of their body. Pets should have their teeth brushed regularly, but it’s often difficult to do so on your own. The veterinary team at Warren Animal Hospital can help. We offer comprehensive pet dental services in Phillipsburg to keep your pet’s smile happy and healthy.
Periodontal Disease & Your Pet
The most common disease affecting cats and dogs is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease refers to an infection that affects the gums and the tissues that hold your pet’s teeth in place. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to your pet’s mouth and jawbone.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Loose teeth
- Difficulty eating
- Blood in saliva or water dish
If you notice that your pet is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, it’s possible that your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease. Our Phillipsburg veterinary dental team can perform an oral exam to determine at what stage your pet’s periodontal disease is and make recommendations for further, regular dental care.
Periodontal disease results from plaque that builds up and spreads below the gumline into the tissue below the teeth. This bacterial film builds up when you aren’t brushing regularly and can harden on the teeth when it dies. This creates new surface area for even more plaque to build up on.
In the early stages of the disease, simple brushing can help dislodge the plaque. Some toys and treats can also be helpful in removing plaque. However, in the more advanced stages of the disease, the only way to properly and completely remove plaque is via a professional dental cleaning.
Dental Cleaning at Warren Animal Hospital
During your pet’s regular wellness exams, we will also conduct an exam of your pet’s mouth. If we recommend a professional dental cleaning, we’ll walk you through all of the steps so that you understand and are comfortable with the procedure. Dental cleaning requires general anesthesia. Your pet will be closely monitored by our veterinary team throughout the cleaning to ensure they stay healthy and that they come out from under the anesthesia safely.
Dental cleaning includes:
- Scaling plaque from the teeth
- Polishing the plaque-free teeth
- Applying an anti-plaque treatment
Once your pet comes out of their dental cleaning, you and your pet will enjoy a healthy smile! To keep them smiling for many years to come, we recommend regular upkeep at home as well as regular visits to see us at Warren Animal Hospital.
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