Healthy Pets Need Healthy Teeth
There is no getting around the fact that dental disease is pervasive in pets. More than 50% of cats and 85% of dogs over the age of 3 require professional dental intervention and care. We are here to help you take care of your pet’s teeth and gums so that your pet stays healthy and active for a long, long time.
Dental disease is a serious matter and can lead to bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream, which can then lead to damaging the liver, heart, and kidneys. It’s something that must be attended to both through at-home dental maintenance, as well as periodic professional cleaning here at Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital in Greensboro.
Some of the signs that your pet might need a professional cleaning include:
- Bad breath
- Yellowish plaque on your pet’s tooth surfaces, particularly near the gum line
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding or pain when your pet is eating
- Loss of appetite
- Missing or loose teeth
If you notice any of the above symptoms in your pet, please contact us and bring him or her in to us for a thorough checkup. We will teach you how to clean your pet’s teeth at home, as well as provide professional cleaning at our hospital.
Pets that receive dental cleaning here at Guilford-Jamestown are put under anesthesia to ensure the utmost comfort and safety during the procedure. As with any veterinary surgery at our hospital, your pet is closely monitored at all times before, during, and after the procedure. Clients are typically able to bring their pet home on the same day as the cleaning, though there may be exceptions depending on your pet’s particular medical needs.
Digital Veterinary Dental X-rays
To aid in the early detection and diagnosis of pet dental conditions, our veterinarians utilize the latest in digital radiograph technology in caring for your pet’s teeth. Digital pet dental X-rays allow for highly detailed inspection of the teeth and gums, with the advantage of being able to see below the gum line and inside of teeth for the most thorough dental check-up possible.