Veterinary Dental Care

Forney, Texas

Just like humans, your furry companions can develop dental disease, interfering with their health and quality of life. At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we believe in prevention and early detection to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy and sound. Remember - poor oral health can lead to poor overall health, impacting your pet’s overall well-being.

The Importance of Regular Veterinary Dental Care

Good dental health is important for your beloved pet’s health and well-being. Dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can cause pain, difficulty eating, and noticeable behavioral changes. Poor dental health can impact your pet's overall health, affecting vital organs like the liver, heart, and kidneys.

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we believe in routine preventive care as the best way to keep dental disease at bay. We encourage pet parents to maintain regular dental care for their pets to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Good dental health can translate to healthy, long, and pain-free lives.  

What Are Signs of Dental Problems?

Symptoms of dental problems may include visible signs of pain, tooth discoloration, loose or broken teeth, swelling around the mouth, and bad breath - no, doggy or kitty breath is not normal and may indicate dental disease. Your furry friend may drool, be irritable, have trouble eating, or refuse to eat altogether.

If you notice any signs of dental problems or have any concerns, don't wait. Contact Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital for an appointment right away. Dr. Blaylock will determine the causes of your pet’s symptoms and provide treatment for prompt relief!

Dental Services Tailored to Your Pet's Needs

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we offer the following dental care services:

Oral Exams During Wellness Visits: Preventive dental care is key to long-term healthy teeth and gums. During regular wellness visits, we conduct oral exams to assess the overall condition of your pet's teeth and check for signs of dental issues such as tartar buildup, gingivitis, or other abnormalities.

Dental X-Rays: Dr. Blaylock may recommend dental x-rays for a closer look at specific concerns, including tooth decay, loose or broken teeth, infections, abscesses, or tumors. We typically recommend general anesthesia for your pet's safety and comfort. Pet dental x-rays help detect dental problems early on, preventing them from progressing into more serious concerns.

Dental Cleaning: If we detect tartar buildup, we may recommend a full dental cleaning under anesthesia to ensure your pet is comfortable and relaxed. That involves removing plaque and tartar buildup and polishing the teeth. Teeth cleanings help prevent tooth decay and lower the risk of periodontal disease, which can lead to pain, tooth loss, and other health complications if left untreated.

Tooth Extractions: Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to address pain, severe infection, fractures, deep decay, or advanced periodontal disease. We perform extractions under general anesthesia to ensure a stress-free experience for your fur-ever friend. Removing damaged teeth can help prevent the spread of infection and other complications.

At-Home Preventive Dental Care

We encourage pet parents to brush their furry family members' teeth (never use human toothpaste) to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, the leading causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The earlier you get your pet used to brushing, the easier it will be. Make sure to offer plenty of praise and a treat or two when done.

If your pet resists brushing, you may want to consider dental chews or toys to remove plaque before it hardens to tartar. Caring for your pet's dental health right from the start can contribute to a healthier, happier life.

Veterinary Dental Care Near Me in Forney, TX

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to ensuring our treasured patients maintain healthy teeth and gums to enhance their quality of life. We are always happy to offer tips to keep your pet's dental health in tip-top shape.

We invite you to contact us at 972-843-1383 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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