Pet Dental Care at Loves Park Animal Hospital
If you're an experienced pet owner, you probably know by now that animals can have some pretty significant health challenges without showing obvious symptoms. This may be especially true where your pet's mouth is concerned, since diseases, damage, and injuries can hide behind a set of healthy-looking teeth. The wisest strategy is to schedule your pet for periodic dental care. Here at Loves Park Animal Hospital in Loves Park IL, we'll be happy to provide your pet with the checkups and treatments he needs.
Why Do Pets Need Dental Care?
Your pet's teeth may appear astonishingly durable, if only because your pet uses them to help carry things around. In reality, they're more similar to human teeth than you might think, not only in their structure but also in the kinds of problems they can develop. Pets can suffer from such worrying dental and oral issues as:
- Oral cancer - Some types of oral cancer can prove deadly if they aren't deal with early. Oral cancer can also be extremely hard for pet owners to detect until the disease is well advanced.
- Tooth damage - A traumatic accident, or imply biting on a too-hard object, can cause cracks, chips or breaks in the teeth. If the damage extends to the sensitive pulp chamber or roots, your pet may have great difficulty eating without pain.
- Infections and abscesses - Infections and abscesses represent another extremely painful problem. Germs can enter damaged tooth enamel or gum tissue, penetrating to the jawbone, and possibly even traveling to the major organs.
- Periodontal disease - Periodontal disease may be the most common dental affliction afflicting pets. Plaque and tartar attract bacteria, which in turn causes gum-damaging inflammation and eventual tooth loss.
Our Loves Park Veterinarian Can Keep Your Pet's Mouth in Good Shape
Bring your pet to our Loves Park veterinarian, Dr. Amin, for comprehensive dental care to help ensure a lifetime of better oral health and comfort. We administer checkups and X-rays to get a detailed picture of your pet's dental health, noting any issues that require treatment. Dental treatment options may include antibiotics, pain medication and/or surgery. We also clean your pet's teeth of all plaque and tartar, even below the gum line. This discourages bacteria from taking up residence on your pet's teeth and gums.
Give Your Pet the Gift of Dental Health
Your pet deserves to enjoy a happy, healthy, pain-free life. Give him the gift of dental health. Call our Loves Park veterinarian at 815-986-4445 to schedule dental care!