Dental Care at Gasow Veterinary Hospital

Pet Dental Care at Gasow Veterinary HospitalDental Care for Your Pet

Pets have dental diseases and problems just like people do. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings at Gasow Veterinary Hospital combined with good dental hygiene at home can increase your pet's health, vitality and well-being, and help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. To be sure you're doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings at our animal hospital a part of your pet's preventive care plan.

Your Pet's Dental Examination

Our veterinarians and medical team believe the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup. Your pet's dental appointment includes:

  • Oral examination under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Supra and subgingival ultrasonic scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options. We are experienced dental practitioners and can offer a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.


Pet Dental Care at Gasow Veterinary Hospital Pet Dental Care at Gasow Veterinary Hospital

In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

In between visits to Gasow Veterinary Hospital, check your pet's teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important way to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask one of our staff members for instructions.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath — one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Gasow Veterinary Hospital today at (248) 644-7171.

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