Good dental care is an essential part of maintaining your pet’s health. With regular brushing at home, annual dental exams, and our professional dental cleanings will keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. Without good dental hygiene, bacteria and plaque accumulate, causing a buildup of tartar on your pet’s teeth, which develops into gingivitis. Gingivitis causes receding gums, tooth loss, and potentially severe pain and infections if left untreated.
At Abell Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the following comprehensive, preventative dental services for dogs and cats:
Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth every day will help reduce or eliminate buildup of plaque. Plaque, an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by chronic infection, oral pain, and even severe infections. When left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth, leading to the increased risk of bone loss. Infections under the gum line can also potentially spread to organs such as the liver, kidneys, and heart.
Please call us right away to schedule an appointment if your pet is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases: