Oral Examination for pets is the same as it is for us. Brush your teeth every day and see an expert veterinary professional for cleanings and exams. One without the other doesn’t guarantee a problem-free mouth. The accumulation of plaque on your pet’s teeth could cause gum disease that, when left untreated, could result in infection and grave health issues.
Why Oral Examination is important
If your pet’s breath is bad, it could indicate a more serious issue. Prevention of dental problems can protect pets from pain and can save you money in the end. Dental disease is the most frequently known, the most diagnosed, and often-observed health problem for pets.
Seventy to eighty percent of all cats and dogs older than three years are suffering from some form of dental illness, which necessitates treatment and/or preventative care. Dental cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is not an optional procedure but an essential element of preventative maintenance routines such as annual vaccinations, intestinal parasites, heartworm testing, the counseling of behavioral and nutritional needs.
Dental diseases’ symptoms
If untreated, periodontal disease (the chronic inflammation of support structures surrounding the teeth) could lead to tooth dental decay, tooth loss, and grave problems such as liver, kidney, and heart disease.
The signs of periodontal disease can include:
- Mouth odor.
- Swelling brownish red gums.
- Brownish teeth.
- Blood dripping from the mouth.
- Difficulties with eating hard foods.
- Weight loss.
The consequences of periodontal disease could be catastrophic. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
Don’t miss the opportunity
Pet Connection’s mission is to make its customers aware of the benefits of regular oral examination. The clinic will provide a FREE Dental Examination to all patients.
Although it is crucial to ensure that pet owners clean their pets’ teeth, everyday professional cleaning, scaling, and polishing of teeth should be done every year to ensure the best possible treatment for periodontal disease. Dental appointments can often be filled up, So don’t let your pet miss out on this opportunity.