Grand Prairie Veterinary Dental Care
Healthy Smiles for Healthy Pets
Dental care is an important part of a complete health plan for your pet, but is often forgotten even by pet owners with the best intentions. Dental disease is the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs. The veterinary team at 303 Animal Clinic can help get your pet smiling again with our suite of dental services.
Make sure your pet’s smile is as healthy as the rest of their body. Call (972) 636-4838 to schedule a dental exam for your pet today!
Dental Disease in Pets
Your pet’s bad breath might be a sign that something is wrong with their oral health. Even though it’s one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs, dental disease, or periodontal disease, is often missed by pet owners. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to your pet’s mouth, such as losing teeth or damage to your pet’s jaw bones.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Blood in saliva or water dish
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
If you see your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, give our Grand Prairie veterinary team to schedule a dental exam. We incorporate oral exams with every regular wellness exam, which helps us stay on top of your pet’s oral health. However, there are times where periodontal disease may set in between exams. We can help get your pet’s smile healthy again!
What is Periodontal Disease?
Just like humans, periodontal disease is a buildup of plaque beneath the gumline, which causes an infection of the tissues below and surrounding your pet’s teeth. This can cause infection and, if left untreated, damage to your pet’s jaw. In the early stages, plaque build up can be taken care of at home with regular brushing or even with the use of certain kinds of chew toys. If plaque moves below the gumline and if you start noticing any of the symptoms listed above, a simple brushing won’t be enough to get your pet’s teeth clean again. Instead, your pet will need a professional cleaning under general anesthesia.
Dental Cleaning at 303 Animal Clinic
Dental cleaning for your pets at 303 Animal Clinic is easy with our full surgical suite. We will monitor your pet while they’re under anesthesia. A veterinarian will clean and polish your pet’s teeth to get rid of all of the plaque buildup. After your pet’s teeth are clean again, we’ll apply an anti-plaque treatment to deter future plaque buildup and protect your pet’s teeth for a long time to come.
After your pet’s teeth have been declared plaque-free, our Grand Prairie team will help you learn how to take care of your pet’s teeth at home. Regular dental care with your pets is a great way to prevent the need for more rigorous cleanings down the road. Your pet will thank you!
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