pet dental care

When it comes to our furry friends, maintaining their overall health is a priority, and an important aspect of this is pet dental care. Just like humans, pets can experience dental problems that can cause or be caused by other health problems, making dental care an essential component of their overall health​​.

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Dental health plays a pivotal role in your pet’s overall health. Bad breath, a common sign of dental disease, is more than just a nuisance—it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth caused by bacteria. Over time, these bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth, resulting in bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth​​.

Apart from causing discomfort and pain, dental problems in pets can lead to more serious health problems. Periodontal disease, for instance, is associated with kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes. Starting with plaque that hardens into tartar, this disease can cause severe damage to the jawbone and the tissues that connect the tooth to the jawbone, especially when left untreated​.

How Eascor Animal Hospital Can Help

At Eascor Animal Hospital, we believe in maintaining the health of your animal companion, which includes their dental health. We offer a complete line of services to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Our dental care process begins with a thorough oral exam to evaluate the health of the jaw and tooth roots below the gumline. Dental cleaning, which includes scaling to remove dental plaque and tartar, and polishing, are performed under anesthesia for a stress-free and painless experience for your pet​​.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, our experts can offer advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

The Role of Anesthesia in Pet Dental Care

Anesthesia is an essential part of the dental procedures performed on pets. It allows for a more thorough cleaning and less stress and pain for your pet, making the overall process safer and more efficient. Anesthetized pets remain still during the procedure, reducing the risk of injury from the dental equipment. Most pets can go home the same day of the procedure, although they might seem a little groggy for the rest of the day​.

Eascor Animal Hospital

Proper dental care is essential for your pet’s overall health and well-being. At Eascor Animal Hospital, we provide the best pet dental care services to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and prevent dental disease. We understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of your pet’s long, healthy life. Don’t take your pet’s dental health for granted—call us today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and discover how we can help!