Pet Dental Care

Your Pet's Dental Examination at Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic

Your pet can have dental diseases and problems just like you. Many of these problems can be avoided by bringing your pet to Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic for regular check-ups and dental cleanings.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. To be sure you are doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings a part of your pet's regular preventive care plan.

Before and After Dental Cleaning

At Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic, your pet's dental appointment includes:

  • Oral examination under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Supra and subgingival ultrasonic scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation

Should we find any issues, we will discuss them with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and can provide a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.


Dental Care for Dogs and CatsCaring for Your Pet's Teeth at Home

At home, please brush your pet's teeth regularly and check for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important way to maintain your companion's good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing your pet's teeth dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a knowledgeable member of the staff at Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic for instructions. We are happy to help!


Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath (one of the first signs of dental disease)
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, his or her overall well-being and health is also being impacted. Don't wait – please call Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic today for an appointment.

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