The experienced pet veterinarians at Silverado Veterinary Hospital provide dental scaling and polishing services and dental surgery, including extractions to help to maintain a healthy, happy mouth.
Dental disease is as serious in animals as it is in humans and is the most common health problem for pets. Oral disease begins when plaque forms on your pet's teeth. If not removed, the plaque will harden into tartar. This tartar builds up below the gum line, causing gingivitis, and gradually worsens into tooth decay and loss. If left untreated, it often spreads throughout the bloodstream and causes disease of the heart, liver, and kidney. Signs of oral disease: inappetence, eating without chewing, weight loss, and bad breath.
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings, in addition to regular in home cleaning, will dramatically improve your pet’s health! It is important to bring your pet in for regular dental exams and cleaning, in order to prevent this disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does My Pet Need Treatment if He/She Has a Broken Tooth?
To be safe, we would advise you to bring your pet to us and let our pet dentists take a look at the broken tooth in order to ensure that the area can not become a breeding ground for tooth infection.
What Diseases Does My Pet Need Regular Checkups For?
We advise you to get your pet regularly checked for periodontal disease, which is a common disease found in pets today, and for gingivitis, which is the first stage of the periodontal disease.
What Option Does My Pet Have Other Than Tooth Extraction?
While some procedures like root canal treatment and crown restoration are available, they can not be performed on all pets and in all conditions. Thus, tooth extraction often ends up being the most feasible and promising solution.
Do You Take Insurance Claims or Offer Financial Support for Dental Treatments?
Please visit our Insurance and financing page for more details on this.
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