Caring for your pet's dental health is essential to ensure their overall well-being. Issues with your pet's teeth can quickly lead to a variety of symptoms and ailments such as infection and tooth loss. If your pet is struggling with their dental health, or if you want to ensure they get the best pet dental care possible, the veterinary professionals at Ina Road Animal Hospital are ready to assist you.
Do I Need Pet Dental Care?
It's recommended your pet visit the veterinarian at least once a year. These veterinary visits should include petal dental care, a physical exam, bloodwork, diagnostic work, and more. In addition to getting pet dental care once a year, you should visit a veterinarian if your pet experiences issues with their oral and dental health. Symptoms of dental health issues include:
- Swelling of the facial area
- Swelling of the gums
- Bleeding gums
- Inability to chew with one or both sides of the mouth
- Blood in feeding bowl or water
- Blood on toys
- Teeth falling out
- Bad breath
- Changes in behavior
- Whining due to pain
- Fever or infections of the teeth
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
Our veterinarian will perform a dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar that has built up on your pet’s teeth. This can prevent dental issues from arising, such as:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Fractured teeth
- Missing teeth
- Tooth abscesses or infection
In addition to pet dental cleanings, we might also recommend medications to help with your pet's dental issues. This can include pain medication, antibiotics, and medicated toothpaste. We will also recommend lifestyle changes to help your pet recover from dental issues and prevent future issues. This includes follow-up pet dental exams, additional dental cleanings, and a hygiene routine including brushing your pet's teeth at home. We may also recommend dietary changes.
Schedule a Pet Dental Cleaning Today
If you are looking for a veterinarian to clean your pet’s teeth in Tucson, AZ, we are ready to assist you. Call Ina Road Animal Hospital today at 520) 544-7700 for more information or to schedule an appointment.