Most pets over 3 have some symptoms of dental (periodontal disease). It’s about more than just bad breath: left untreated, it can lead to the same kind of problems you’d have in your own mouth if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned, such as:
- Inflamed, infected and swollen gums
- Inability to eat
- Broken teeth/loss of teeth
- Bone loss
- Damage to heart, liver, kidneys
That’s why regular brushing, dental exams and dental cleanings under anesthesia are so important to your pet’s health. At Forest Crossing Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive dental care for your pet, including exams, cleanings, dental X-rays and extractions. Our veterinarians are also happy to show you how to get started brushing your pet’s teeth, which can reduce plaque and tartar build-up and make dental care easier—and less expensive in the long-term.
Don’t neglect your pet’s dental health! Make an appointment for your pet for a dental exam or cleaning by calling us at 936-271-9300.