Dental

When was the last time you had your pet’s teeth cleaned? According to the AVMA, pets who have never had a teeth cleaning have signs of dental disease by the time they are three years old. For that reason, Custer Rd Animal Hospital recommends that all pets have an oral examination once a year to determine if a dental cleaning may be necessary.

Dog getting teeth examined

Gum Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are prone to developing the same types of dental diseases and problems as humans, including gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay, staining and cavities. Bacteria that sits on the enamel of the teeth will create a sticky, clear substance called plaque. If the plaque is left on teeth, it hardens into tartar. When plaque and tartar are left on your pet’s teeth for an extended period of time, it can lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease, cavities and oral infections.

Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

When it comes to detecting potential oral health problems in pets, owners must be vigilant in noticing changes in behavior. This is because pets often do not act like they are in pain until the pain is severe. If you notice any of the signs below, it is important that you contact us to schedule a dental checkup, teeth cleaning and gum disease treatment.

  • Broken or Loose Teeth
  • Discomfort While Eating
  • Extremely Bad Breath
  • Drooling
  • Red Gums
  • Staining on the Teeth
  • Swollen or Inflamed Gums
  • Weight Loss or Loss of Appetite

The Hazards of Untreated Periodontal Disease in Pets

Untreated periodontal disease in dogs and cats can sometimes lead to infections, and advanced dental disease may also affect your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys. It is important to keep your pet’s teeth clean with a combination of at-home care and regular veterinary teeth cleanings.

Pet Dental Cleanings in Frisco

Custer Rd Animal Hospital recommends that all dogs and cats receive yearly oral examinations. Pet dental checkups include an examination of your pet’s head, neck, face, ears and mouth in order to check for signs of health problems. Your veterinarian and staff will completely clean all the plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth as well as remove any teeth that are loose or diseased. Once your pet’s teeth are clean, we can give you tips and tricks to help you remove food particles and plaque at home between professional pet dental cleanings, like pet-safe toothpaste, and toothbrushes as well as dental chews.

To learn more about our veterinary dental services and how they can protect the health of your pet, call us at (214) 227-9018 today.

Custer Rd Animal Hospital

Address

8175 S Custer Rd suite 105,
Frisco, TX 75035

Monday  

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday  

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday  

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday  

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday  

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday  

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday  

Closed

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