Did you know that healthy teeth can actually extend and improve the quality of your pet’s life?
Without regular dental care, your pet’s mouth can become home to dangerous bacteria which can eventually lead to a number of serious medical conditions. That’s why preventative care is so important. Effingham Animal Hospital offers professional pet dentistry services, from routine care to the treatment of advanced oral health problems.
Staying a Step Ahead of Dental Problems
Just as with your pet’s physical health, taking a proactive approach to his or her dental care is essential. By taking preventative measures, such as routine exams and cleanings, you can help protect your loved one from developing serious oral health problems. Our staff is experienced in routine dental care and we’re happy to partner with you in this important endeavor. Exams and cleanings are recommended at least once per year for optimum results.
Managing Existing Oral Conditions
Should we discover that your pet is already experiencing a problem with his or her teeth or gums, we can assist with that as well. Our advanced pet dentistry services include everything from treating abscesses to extraction of diseased teeth. Dental care is performed under general anesthesia, which is tailored to each patient and carefully monitored. Your companion’s safety and comfort will be our highest priority throughout any and all dental procedures.
Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing an oral health problem include:
Changes to eating and/or chewing habits
Teeth that are yellow, broken or loose
Swollen or bleeding gums
Pawing at the mouth
Swelling of the face
Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area
If you notice any of these, it’s time to schedule a dental appointment. The sooner we can get to the bottom of the problem, the better the outcome for your loved one.
Of course, good dental care doesn’t only take place inside our hospital walls. You play an equally important role as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Our doctors and technicians are available to provide advice and guidance on products you can use at home that are designed to support oral health. We’ll even show you a demonstration on how to brush your pet’s teeth so they stay healthy year-round.
Pets can’t take care of their own oral health, so it’s up to us to manage this important task on their behalf. Let’s work together to keep your pet’s smile clean and strong!