At Linwood Pet Hospital, you’ll find a lifetime of veterinary care and support for your beloved pet.
Routine dental care in pets is very similar to dental care in humans. It includes yearly check-ups, daily brushing, and regular professional dental cleanings from a veterinarian.
When plaque and tartar accumulate in the mouth, bacteria gets trapped. The result is infection of the teeth and gums, bad breath, and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Inflammation from dental disease may affect the heart and kidneys as well.
Pets are often good at disguising their discomfort and it may be difficult to notice when they are feeling pain in their mouths. Sometimes, they will continue to eat, drink, and play normally. One indication of dental disease is bad breath. Your veterinarian can help identify other signs before they lead to pain and tooth loss.
Our veterinary dental services include preventive oral home care, full mouth dental x-rays, ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing, and oral surgery to remove damaged and infected teeth.
Overwhelmed by the idea of brushing your pet’s teeth at home? Don’t be! Check out our helpful toothbrushing handout for dogs and cats.