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At Roosevelt Veterinary Center, we believe that healthy teeth and gums are important to the overall well-being of your cat or dog. We help caring pet owners learn how to take care of their animal companion’s teeth to promote healthy, happy lives.
Like many pet owners, you probably worry about your pet’s health and always try to do what is best for your cat or dog. You might purchase the most nutritious dog or cat food, exercise your pet frequently, and keep up on his vaccinations and routine care. If you are like most pet owners, however, you might not spend much time looking at your pet’s teeth. You may not even realize that your pet’s bad breath could actually signal serious health issues.
You might be hesitant to get your pet’s dental problems checked out because you are afraid he will lose a tooth and be unable to eat. You will be glad to know the opposite is true – getting rid of an infected tooth will eliminate the pain your dog or cat feels when he eats. Prompt pet dental care, including extractions when necessary, gets your animal companion on the road to recovery quickly and safely.
The best news is that your pet can probably keep all of her teeth; many pet dental problems are the result of plaque buildup at your pet’s gum line. Our veterinarian can perform teeth cleaning for your cat or dog and other pet dentistry techniques that address most pet dental problems without having to remove any teeth. Teeth cleaning is fast, safe and effective to improve the dental and overall health of your pet.
Tooth and gum disease causes the same dental pain in pets as it does in humans, but your pet cannot tell you about her pain until her discomfort and infection become intolerable. When a pet is in pain, she may become quiet, inactive, and lose her appetite. Our veterinarian can diagnose and address the dental problem to ease the pain and restore your pet back to her usual, playful self.
Once your pet is on the road to recovery, you can provide your pet in-home preventative dental care. If you are like many dog and cat owners, you may be uncomfortable cleaning your pet’s teeth. Fortunately, our Roosevelt veterinarian is here to teach you how to brush your pet’s teeth to remove plaque and other material that leads to tooth and gum disease.
Preventative pet dentistry reduces the risk your pet will suffer a serious dental problem that leads to pain and tooth loss; regular dental care actually saves you money and prevents your pet from experiencing needless pain and stress.
The following are two examples of dogs with severe dental, gingival and periodontal disease who benefited greatly from cleaning and extractions:
Example two, 9 year old mix breed dog: This patient is a bit older. Notice how it is hard to distinguish the rear teeth from the surrounding darkly pigmented gums due to the amount of tartar buildup.
What a difference!
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