Forever Vets Animal Hospital Offers Pet Dental Care
As with people, animals depend on their teeth to get proper nutrition for good health. But dental problems can also affect health in other ways, due to bacteria that can migrate through the body. At Forever Vets Animal Hospital in Orlando, FL, we can help you take care of your pet’s teeth and ensure better general health.
Dental Care Is Important For Pets
Taking care of pets’ teeth can help to prevent painful tooth problems as they get older. Animals are very good at hiding their discomfort, and you may not know there is a dental problems until is adversely affects your pet’s ability to eat comfortably. Dental care for pets can also prevent those unpleasant bad breath issues that sometimes develop. In addition, the bacteria the forms on teeth can cause problems in other organs of the body, such as the heart, liver and kidneys. Good dental care can help save you money on veterinary expenses as time passes.
Dental Problems Your Pet Can Detect
The vet may look for a number of issues when examining your pet’s mouth and teeth. There may be retained baby teeth that crowd out the adult teeth. There may be broken teeth or teeth that are decayed. Teeth may be misshapen and grow abnormally into the jaw. Your vet will also examine the teeth for excessive plaque and check teeth for any looseness.
Common Dental Issues in Pets
Vets often see teeth that are decayed and are causing problems with feeding or causing excessive drooling. Retained baby teeth may be present. Your pet may have misaligned teeth that prevent a good bite surface. Plaque deposits may cause gum disease or abscesses of the teeth. Loose teeth may prevent effective eating. The vet can help resolve these dental problems.
Your Veterinarian Can Help Maintain Your Pet’s Dental Health
Regular teeth cleaning removes the tartar and plaque that can cause gum disease and loosen teeth. Your vet can also provide an extraction of broken, decayed or damaged teeth, as well as prescribe antibiotics to eliminate infection. The vet can also advise you on the right type of dental care products to maintain your pet’s dental health.
Make Forever Vets Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Orlando
Dr. Galipalli, Dr. Cavanaugh and the team at Forever Vets Animal Hospital know your pets are important to you and your family. We offer a wide range of veterinary services in Orlando and hunter's creek to keep pets healthy and happy, including wellness exams, vaccinations, preventative care, diagnostics, surgery and emergency care. Call Forever Vets Animal Hospital today at (407) 930-5151 for an appointment to learn more about caring for pets’ teeth as a part of their overall care.