Just as in people, dental health is often overlooked but can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth, resulting in bad breath and reddened gums. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
While we have yet to meet a pet that will open up their mouth and say “aaahhh,” after a brief visual examination, we may recommend a detailed examination and cleaning under anesthesia, or options for at-home dental care. At Wolcott Veterinary Clinic, we have a state-of-the-art high speed dental scaler, polisher and drill that will clean your pets’ teeth while minimizing anesthetic time. We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that.
Dental health is not incidental, it is one of the most important things you can do to improve your pet’s health and comfort. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!