Bad breath, discolored teeth, and bleeding gums are just a few indicators that your pet needs dental care. If you aren’t scheduling annual pet exams and cleanings with our Winnipeg vet, you could be overlooking your pet’s oral health. Routine dental care from Sage Creek Animal Hospital can protect your pet’s teeth and overall health from the dangers of gum disease. Here’s why pet dental care is so important for your pet.
Importance of Pet Dental Care
Routine exams and cleanings can protect and preserve your pet’s teeth. Through regular cleanings, your pet will not only look better, he could be spared the pain and suffering from dental issues like infected teeth, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and periodontal disease.
Dogs and cats are highly susceptible to developing periodontal disease. As this disease spreads, it can erode the bone structure of your pet’s teeth, causing them to weaken and fall out. If the disease enters your pet’s bloodstream, it can cause damage to his internal organs.
By being diligent with your pet’s oral care, you can protect him from dental issues that impact his health, happiness, and quality of life. To schedule an exam for your pet, contact our Winnipeg vet, serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, Winnipeg, and the surrounding communities.
What to Expect from Pet Dental Exams and Cleanings
Dental exams at our veterinary clinic consist of inspecting your pet’s mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of irregularities or disease. We also take x-rays to check bone structure under the gum line, where gum disease is more likely to start.
Dental cleanings consist of scaling your pet’s teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Then we’ll polish his teeth, leaving them shiny and smooth. If your pet has dental issues like chipped or broken teeth, abscesses, etc., we’ll recommend options for treatment.
Our dental services are performed under anesthesia to spare your pet from discomfort and pain. It also enables us to conduct a thorough examination and cleaning as your pet won’t be trying to get away.
Signs Your Pet May Need Dental Care
Poor oral care can cause such problems as:
- Foul breath
- Discolored, chipped, or broken teeth
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Abscesses/tooth infections
- Difficulty chewing or loss of appetite
- Gingivitis and periodontal disease
If your pet shows signs of these dental issues, see our Winnipeg vet for a checkup without delay.
Come to Sage Creek Animal Hospital for Quality Pet Dental Care
Your pet deserves to have healthy teeth and gums for eating, playing, and looking great. Preventative dental care is the best way to protect your pet’s oral health. To schedule your pet’s dental exam and cleaning, contact our veterinary clinic, serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and Winnipeg, at (204) 255-1150.