Caring Pet Dentist in Garner
Although animals are not aware of their need for pet dental care, a dental hygiene program is necessary for good health. At Garner Animal Hospital in Garner, we’ll start by performing a thorough examination. This includes a review of the teeth, gums, palate and tongue. Using some of the same instruments as human dentist offices, we’ll clean, scale and polish each tooth. After the teeth cleaning, a veterinary dentist will probe each tooth to look for deep pockets. If any such are found, we’ll check for bone loss. If acute bone loss is observed, it can be treated with an antibiotic gel to prevent infection. When decay is more severe, we’ll likely recommend extraction, because if the tooth is not removed, it can lead to infection and great pain.
Does Your Pet Suffer From Bad Breath or Worn Teeth? Call Us Today.
Cows, horses and even the smallest rodents require dental care. Because animals cannot handle their own oral hygiene, it’s up to you, the owner, and us, the veterinary dentists, to do what we can to promote healthy teeth and gums. The following are a few symptoms of issues that we can treat in our clinic:
- Bad breath – Caused by a buildup of bacteria and a lack of brushing, a vet can scrub away the plaque and tartar that lead to this condition.
- Excessive drooling – This can be a sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease. A dental exam can reveal the severity of the issue and help us advise you as to your pet’s treatment options.
- Worn teeth – This can be caused by excessive grinding and chewing. We’ll take a look to see if fractured teeth can be repaired before they cause infections and pain to your precious feline or pooch.