Pet Dental Care for Surrey, Langley, and White Rock
As a conscientious pet owner, you're constantly inspecting your beloved friend's eyes, ears, skin, hair, and other outward indicators of health. But do you know for sure what's going on in your pet's mouth? Dental and oral problems can create serious threats to an animal's health, and some of these threats may not be obvious to the untrained eye. That's why it makes good sense to rely on Grandview Animal Hospital for pet dental care in Surrey, Langley, White Rock, and surrounding areas.
Dental and Oral Problems in Pets
Perhaps the most obvious sign of oral distress is a broken tooth or other acute injury. This kind of damage not only causes considerable pain, it can also permit dangerous bacteria to enter the body and attack the major organs, including the heart and kidneys. An abscessed jaw or other serious oral infection can affect your pet's ability to eat or willingness to be touched on the head. On the other end of the scale, oral cancer may form some time without showing any symptoms at all, and by the time you do see a lesion, your pet's life may be in danger.
But for most pets, the most common dental threat comes from periodontal disease. This type of gum disease starts when bacteria flock tartar around the gum line. The body launches an inflammatory response that does more damage to the gums than to the bacteria, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Periodontal disease is extremely common in adult animals, and the risk rises with advancing age.
Our Veterinarians Can Evaluate and Treat Your Pet's Mouth
The best strategy for dealing with pet dental issues is prevention and early detection. Either veterinarian at our clinic can provide regular dental wellness exams to ensure that we catch and fix problems as early as possible. Dental X-rays and other diagnostics can reveal any infections, injuries, or other threats that require prompt treatment. We also perform deep tooth cleaning under anesthesia. These cleanings enable us to get accumulated tartar beneath the gum line, discouraging the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. You can also turn to us for ongoing tips and advice on how to protect your pet’s teeth and watch out for potential dental problems between visits.
Schedule Pet Dental Care at Grandview Animal Hospital
You never have to wonder about the state of your pet's mouth when you have Grandview Animal Hospital looking out for him or her. Call our Surrey animal hospital at 604-385-3662 to schedule a dental exam or any other dental care your pet needs.