Your pet’s oral health is an essential part of their overall health and wellbeing, but it’s easy to forget they need dental care just like we do. Manvel Animal Clinic is here to help keep your pet smiling with high-quality dental care. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, we offer a range of veterinary dental services in Manvel to care for your pet’s oral health.
Periodontal disease, or dental disease, is one of the most common diseases affecting cats and dogs. This disease harms the tissues holding the teeth in place. While the early stages of periodontal disease can be curtailed, later stages can lead to infection, pain, and permanent damage to your pet’s mouth and jaw.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
Unusually bad or smelly breath
Blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
Difficulty or avoiding eating
Loose or missing teeth
If you notice your pet is exhibiting any combination of the above symptoms, bring your pet in to Manvel Animal Clinic for an oral exam. We can intervene and help restore your pet’s healthy smile.
Periodontal disease starts from a buildup of excess plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a bacterial film that hardens on the teeth when it dies, creating more surface area for new plaque to accumulate on. Regular brushing can dislodge plaque and prevent additional build-up. However, if left for too long, the buildup of plaque can increase and move below your pet’s gums, where it can cause infection and damage to the roots of your pet’s teeth. This can result in loose or lost teeth, and at this point, only a professional cleaning under anesthesia is effective at fully removing the plaque from your pet’s teeth.
When you bring your pet in for a dental cleaning at Manvel Animal Clinic, you can be sure that your pet is well looked after. As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, we offer the latest in surgical and anesthesia monitoring services, keeping your pet safe and well taken care of throughout their cleaning procedure.
Dental cleaning involves scaling and polishing your pet’s teeth to remove plaque. After the plaque has been properly removed, we will apply an anti-plaque treatment to help deter future build up. We’ll send you and your pet home with tips and tricks for maintain their oral health so they stay smiling for years to come!