Oral health is the mirror of general health. When you take care of your pet’s pearly whites, you can help prevent other health issues from chiseling away at your pet’s overall health. The best and easiest way to do this is to get them regularly examined by one of our veterinarians. To book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-249-2535.
How do I know if my pet has dental issues?
An easy way to maintain your pet’s dental health is to get into a routine of regularly brushing their teeth. This can be a simple way to look for dental issues such as bleeding and swelling that your pet may be experiencing. Some common signs of dental problems to look for include:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Excessive drooling
- Decreased energy
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Broken teeth
What happens during a dental appointment?
While thoroughly cleaning your pet’s teeth, our team will look for abnormalities. To cover all our bases, we may take dental radiographs to look for any infections below the gum line. We may also perform oral surgery to remove abscesses or fractures in some cases. Our team will make sure your pet is comfortable and calm throughout the process. Some procedures may require a general anesthetic. After the appointment, to make sure you are comfortable, we walk you through the best ways to maintain your pet’s oral health at home.