Why Consult a Dentist / Oral Surgeon
 

GUM OR PERIODONTAL DISEASE

ROOT CANAL THERAPY OR ENDODONTICS

ORAL SURGERY & FACIAL TRAUMA

ORTHODONTIC MALOCCLUSIONS

ORAL CANCER

CROWNS AND RESTORATIONS

DENTAL RADIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS

Does My Pet Have Oral Problems?

Doesn't it always seem that the most friendly, up-close to your face and personal pets, are those with the worst breath! Why is it that despite us giving our pets crunchy dry food, hard objects and flossing rope chews, they still have breath that can stop a freight train? How often do we hear from our friends "My cat has stopped eating, her breath is very bad and she might have to loose all of her teeth", "My dog was just at the Vets and he had ten teeth pulled!". "My Vet said that Fifi's bad teeth have probably caused the failure of his kidneys but I told him that I brush my pets' teeth once a week. Shouldn't that have been adequate?"

Over and over again, more pet owners, unfortunately, are realizing too late, the importance of good oral health for their pets. Sometimes, despite their best intentions, they are sabotaging their pet's oral health. Why should our pet's teeth and their care be any different from our own oral hygiene needs? What are the signs and symptoms associated with oral disease?

Warning Signs of Oral Disease
  • Acting hungry but being reluctant to eat
  • Dropping food out of their Mouth
  • Refusing to play with their toys
  • Halitosis or bad breath
  • Rubbing or pawing at their face
  • Salivation or drooling
  • Sneezing and Nasal discharge
  • Facial Swelling
  • Red swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Listless and just not acting right