Dental Care From Our Edmonton Veterinarian
At Hamptons Animal Hospital, dental care is one of the many comprehensive services offered by our Edmonton veterinarian. When was the last time your pet had a professional dental exam or cleaning? If it's been more than a year, then it may be time to schedule your pet's dental appointment with our veterinary team.
Common Pet Dental Problems
Unfortunately, dental problems are extremely common in pets because many pet owners simply don't realize the need for routine pet dental care. Decay/cavities are among the most common pet dental issues; these occur when rot affects a portion of the tooth, resulting in a cavity that can be very painful for your pet and cause discomfort while eating or drinking. Issues with the gums are also quite common. In fact, many pets have some form of gum disease by the time they reach adulthood!
The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Fortunately, many pet dental problems can be avoided with basic dental care in the form of routine exams and cleanings in our office. With these appointments, our pet dentist will take a thorough look at your pet's mouth, gums, and teeth to see if there are signs of problems, such as a cavity or irritation of the gums. Regular cleanings can also help to remove plaque and tartar build-up that could otherwise cause cavities and other problems down the road.
In addition to routine care with our pet dentist, pet owners can also take steps at home to protect their pet’s oral health, such as brushing their teeth a few times a week.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
At Hamptons Animal Hospital, we're proud to offer a wide range of pet dental services, including exams, cleanings, and treatment for both cavities and gum disease. We generally recommend dental exams at least once a year, as this allows us to keep an eye your pet's oral health and detect/treat potential issues as early as possible. Annual dental cleanings are also a great way to keep your pet's teeth and gums protected, as well as to avoid that awful breath that is so common in pets.
If your pet ever does develop a cavity, gum disease, or another dental issue, rest assured that your pet is always in good hands with our experienced pet dentist.
Schedule Your Pet's Dental Appointment Today
If you'd like to schedule your pet's dental exam or cleaning with us, now is a great time to do so! You can reach our team at Hamptons Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (780) 489-3203. We look forward to serving you and your pet with the best care!