Dental Care

If your pet is over three, chances are he or she has some symptoms of periodontal (dental disease). Left untreated, it can result in gum infections, tooth loss, pain, and difficulty eating. Eventually bacteria can make its way through the bloodstream to other internal organs, and it’s believed that as much as 80% of heart, kidney, and liver disease in pets begins with periodontal disease.

At Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital, we recommend annual teeth scaling (cleaning) at a minimum. In addition to cleanings, we also offer:

  • Dental X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Oral surgery (tumors)
  • Orthodontia for misplaced teeth
  • Gingivectomies (severe gum disease)
  • Jawbone splinting (fracture repair)

It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of gum disease, especially in older pets. They include:

  • Bad breath
  • Inflamed (red) gums or red line under teeth
  • Hard yellow/tan tartar on teeth
  • Missing or loose teeth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sinus infections
  • Mouth sores/ulcers
  • Low immunity
  • Broken jaw
  • Severe mouth infection

We can also show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home, which we highly recommend. However, we recognize this may not be possible for all pet owners, and so we do carry a variety of foods, treats and other products that will help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Brush up on your pet’s dental health—make an appointment for an exam or cleaning today!

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