Pet Dental Care with our Marana Veterinarian
Pets need to have teeth and gums that are in good condition in order to stay healthy overall. Dental problems can increase the risk of health problems that affect other parts of the body, including major organs. Our veterinarian in Marana can check your pets’ teeth and keep them healthy with regular cleanings.
What to Expect During a Dog or Cat Teeth Cleaning and Exam
When pets come in for a dog or cat teeth cleaning and exam, our veterinarian thoroughly checks their teeth and gums to look for problems, such as gum disease, tooth decay, broken teeth or abscesses. If any problems are found, our veterinarian will discuss treatment options with you, which might include tooth extraction or care for gum disease. During cleanings, pets are kept under sedation, which allows our veterinarian to safely remove all plaque and tartar from their teeth and gums. We keep a close eye on your pets’ vital signs while they are under sedation. We recommend having pets get an annual teeth cleaning and exam to maintain good oral health.
Common Pet Dental Problems
Dogs and cats can develop different kinds of dental problems. One of the most common dental problems that affect pets is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This disease occurs when bacteria get into the gum tissue and infect it. As the disease gets worse, pets can end up with loose teeth or missing teeth, along with soreness that makes eating difficult. Pets can also get tooth decay and suffer from tooth damage that increases the risk of infection. Finding these problems as early as possible helps prevent complications and lowers the risk of problems in other parts of the body. Routine exams are an important part of detecting dental problems early.
Contact Us for Cat or Dog Teeth Cleaning and Exams in Marana
If you have pets that are due for cat or dog teeth cleaning and exams, please contact Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana. We can make sure that your pets have teeth that are healthy and clean. Call us today at (520) 448-9690 to schedule an appointment.