The study of dentistry in veterinary practice is expanding quickly.

Over the past 25 years, there has been a rise in understanding of its significance for the general wellbeing of the animals we continue to treat.

Like people, dogs too require dental care. Their general health and quality of life is significantly impacted by the condition of their teeth and gums. If you’ve never brushed your teeth, consider how your mouth would feel and smell. Imagine being unable to let anybody know that you have a severe toothache.

The first sign of dental illness is an accumulation of germs in your pet’s mouth. Plaque can build up on teeth as a result of bacterium, saliva, and food particles. Plaque transforms into tartar as calcium compounds are accumulated on it (originating close to the tooth’s gum border, a brown or yellow substance). Bacteria and tartar accumulation cause periodontal infection, which harms the tissues and bones surrounding the teeth, if sufficient preventative or rehabilitative treatment is not provided. Dental discomfort, tooth loss, and even heart or lung issues can be brought on by periodontal disease.

In terms of severity, the, typical indications of dental illness are as follows:

  • Around the gums, there is yellow-brown tartar.
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Poor breath
  • Alterations in biting or feeding patterns (especially in cats)
  • Scratching one’s lips or face
  • Excessive salivation
  • Experiencing jaw or mouth discomfort or bleeding

Please make an arrangement to visit one of our vets if your pet is displaying any of these symptoms of dental illness. Your pet’s teeth may be saved by early detection and intervention!

How can I avoid dental illness?

Normal home maintenance is necessary for the long-term management and avoidance of dental illness. The easiest approach to get started with this is to start acclimating your pet at a young age. dental home healthcare might consist of:

  • Everyday tooth brushing, exactly like us! The ideal method of dental care would be this. There are now pet toothpaste and toothbrush options. Please refrain from giving your pet human toothpaste formulae because they are not meant to be consumed and might be hazardous.
  • Give pets special dental feeds or raw meaty pieces. This may aid in preventing tartar buildup.
  • Utilize dental gadgets, enzymatic nibbles, or teeth-cleaning biscuit to maintain your pet’s teeth in a healthy state.

The general wellness of your pet will benefit from routine dental care, which might help you minimize the requirement for a skilled dental cleaning under anesthesia.

What happens during a professional dental cleaning?

It is analogous to a clean and polish that a dentist does on us. But unlike humans, our pets won’t remain motionless or open their mouths for a thorough dental cleaning. Because of this, our dogs require an overall anesthesia in order to have a thorough dental cleaning. One of our veterinarians will be required to examine your pet to establish whether removal, medications, and anti-inflammatories are necessary and the severity of the dental disease will be evaluated. To make sure they are well before receiving an anesthetic, the screening may also involve a physical examination, blood testing, and urine testing. With our specialized dental tools, we can thoroughly clean the teeth after anesthesia.

We shall also talk about strategies for preventing dental problems in the future once your pet gets back home. Please do not be afraid to approach us should you have any queries concerning dental care or expert cleansing.