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When it comes to your pet’s health and wellness, don’t underestimate the importance of oral care. Poor oral hygiene can have a devastating effect on your pet’s teeth and overall health. Routine dental care from our Fairlea veterinarian can protect your pet’s oral health. You can schedule annual pet dental checkups and cleanings with a “vet near me” at Fairlea Animal Hospital. For your convenience, we serve pet owners in Fairlea, Lewisburg, and the surrounding communities.
Importance of Pet Dental Care
Pets, like their owners, are prone to dental issues like abscesses, tooth discoloration, bleeding gums, and periodontal disease. These problems can develop quickly and put your pet in danger of losing its teeth. Left unchecked, periodontal disease can spread to your pet’s bloodstream and damage its internal organs. Through routine dental care, our Fairlea veterinarian can detect and treat dental problems early on, before they escalate into major health issues. Regular check-ups and cleanings can even prevent dental issues in the first place to protect your pet’s teeth and overall health.
Pet Dental Exams and Cleanings: What to Expect
Depending on your pet’s age and oral health, we recommend you schedule annual or bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings to protect its teeth and gums. During a dental exam, our veterinarian will thoroughly inspect your pet’s mouth for signs of infection or disease. We’ll take x-rays to check bone health under the gum line. If we uncover dental problems, we’ll go over options for treatment.
Dental cleaning involves scaling plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth to get rid of bacteria that can cause infections and gum disease. We’ll then polish your pet’s teeth to remove stains and leave them smooth and shiny. These services are done under anesthesia so your pet feels no discomfort or pain. Anesthesia also keeps your pet still so we can do a good job of cleaning his teeth.
Home Dental Care
In addition to professional cleaning, you can do your part to care for your pet’s teeth at home by brushing them as often as possible using a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for pets. This helps keep plaque and tartar at bay in between dental visits. You can also buy pet food, treats, and toys that minimize plaque and tartar buildup. Professional cleaning combined with home care will help your pet enjoy good oral health.
Contact Your “Vet Near Me” from Fairlea Animal Hospital for Pet Dental Care
Good oral hygiene begins with professional pet dental care. If you live in Fairlea, Lewisburg, or the surrounding areas, bring your pet to Fairlea Animal Hospital for quality dental care. To schedule an appointment with our Fairlea vet, call us today at 304-645-3550.