Good oral hygiene along with regular dental care is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy, happy, and well. That’s why the Front Porch Animal Clinic in Greeley, CO, provides high-quality and affordable pet dentistry as one of our veterinary care services. Periodontal disease is very common in both dogs and cats. In fact, most pets will begin showing symptoms of it by the age of three. The most common cause of periodontal disease is excessive plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. If left untreated, it can cause tooth decay, loss of teeth, swollen and bleeding gums, and mouth pain and discomfort. The associated infections can spread and eventually cause serious damage to your pet’s internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. The best way to fight periodontal disease is with our pet dentistry services including dental exams and teeth cleaning and polishing.
Pet Dentistry At Front Porch Animal Clinic
Our clinic is equipped with a modern surgical suite and diagnostic lab to provide the best possible pet dentistry. When your pet arrives at the clinic for a dental examination and teeth cleaning, the doctor will take a full set of x-rays and your pet will receive general anesthesia to keep them calm during the procedure.
The doctor will inspect your pet’s teeth for cavities and signs of decay and infection, put fillings in cavities if needed, and perform tooth extractions when necessary. Then your pet’s teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and scaled to remove built-up plaque and tartar and polished until they are gleaming white. You can expect your pet to spend the entire day at the clinic.
Oral Maintenance At Home
Inspect your pet’s teeth regularly for signs of dental issues. Look for broken, loose, or missing teeth, swelling and/or bleeding gums, darkened teeth, plaque and tartar buildup, and unusual chewing motions and/or refusal to eat, which can indicate oral pain. With a little patience, you can train your pet to let you brush their teeth after eating. Ask your vet about special treats, chews, and dental diets you can use at home to promote oral hygiene and good dental health.
The Front Porch Animal Clinic of Greeley, CO is ready to provide your cat or dog with superior pet dentistry. To schedule an appointment for a dental exam and teeth cleaning, use our online form and we’ll contact you shortly.
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