La Porte Veterinary Dentistry
Outstanding Oral Health for Your Pets
Your pet deserves outstanding medical care for every part of their body. At Animal Clinic of La Porte, we take all aspects of your pet’s health seriously – that included the health of their teeth and gums. It’s easy to forget that your pet’s teeth need the same level of care as the rest of their body. Your veterinarian can help your pet’s mouth stay happy and healthy throughout their lives with comprehensive veterinary dental care in La Porte. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, Animal Clinic of La Porte is proud to offer a broad range of dental services for all of their oral health needs.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease affects the tissues that hold the teeth in place. It is considered the most common illness effecting cats and dogs. Because we tend to think that our pets naturally have stinky breath, it’s easy to miss the signs of periodontal disease. However, it can cause lots of problems for your pet’s health, including pain and loss of teeth, if left untreated.
Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of periodontal disease:
- Bad breath
- Blood in the saliva or water dish
- Difficulty or avoiding eating
- Excessive drooling
- Loose or loss of teeth
Any combination of the above symptoms can be a sign that your pet is suffering from periodontal disease. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, don’t wait! Give Animal Clinic of La Porte a call to schedule an oral exam.
Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Like in humans, plaque is a bacterial film that can be removed with regular brushing. However, if the plaque isn’t swept off the teeth regularly, it can die and harden on the teeth, which causes more surface areas for new plaque to cling to. This process continues and can cause plaque to spread below the gumline. Here, it can cause infections of the tissues holding your pet’s teeth in place. At this point, the only way to completely remove the plaque is a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia.
Dental Cleaning at Animal Clinic of La Porte
When your pet needs a dental cleaning in order to restore their oral health, Animal Clinic of La Porte is here for you. As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safely monitored throughout their cleaning. Your La Porte veterinarian will use tools similar to those used by human dentists to scale and polish your pet’s teeth, removing plaque and restoring shine. Once the plaque has been properly removed, we will apply an anti-plaque treatment to deter future buildup.
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