Dentistry

Is your pet’s bad breath interfering with your time together?

Contrary to popular belief, bad breath isn’t just something all pet owners have to learn to live with. It can be a sign that your companion is suffering from a problem with his or her teeth or gums. Dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in adult dogs and cats. It’s also one of the most dangerous. Left untreated, this seemingly minor issue can lead to a whole host of other serious medical problems, including heart and kidney disease, and could potentially shorten your pet’s life.

With professional pet dental care, you can help your best friend enjoy a healthy, pain-free mouth for life! The dentistry services at Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital are designed to meet all of your pet’s oral health care needs. Our preventative care cleanings include full mouth dental x-rays to ensure there are no painful tooth issues hidden under the gums and out of sight.  When needed, we can perform dental surgery and remove painful, diseased teeth. For thorough evaluation and optimum pet comfort, our dental services are performed under general anesthesia, which is carefully monitored by our experienced team of veterinary technicians.

Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a checkup. The sooner we can identify and address oral health problems, the better the chances of a positive outcome.

In addition to our professional dentistry services, the team at Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital is also here to assist and support your in-home dental care. Getting a cleaning once a year simply isn’t enough to keep plaque and tartar at bay. It’s up to you, as your pet’s caregiver, to help him or her maintain a clean, healthy smile year-round. To that end, we will gladly offer advice on products you can use as well as provide demonstrations of the proper at-home brushing techniques.

The comprehensive dental services at Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital can help your pet enjoy a healthy, comfortable life full of cuddles and kisses. Call today to schedule an appointment!