Quakertown Pet Dentistry
Preventative Care & Dental Treatment
Just like humans, animals need quality dental care to ward off disease and ensure good oral health. It’s important to not only provide your pet with proper at-home dental care but also to schedule regular professional dentistry services for your pet as part of his or her overall wellness plan.
At Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, we provide comprehensive pet dentistry. We offer both preventative dental services and disease treatment.
What Does Pet Dentistry Involve?
Proper dental care is important to prevent disease and ensure that your pet is happy, healthy, and comfortable. But many people are unaware of exactly what pet dentistry means. Essentially, pet dentistry involves similar services and treatments as human dentistry.
At Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, we handle all aspects of pet dentistry and dental health, including but not limited to:
- Oral examinations
- Teeth cleaning (includes scaling of plaque/tartar and polishing)
- Tooth extraction
- Dental x-rays
Proper dental care for your pet also involves at-home care. This includes things like brushing your pet’s teeth (if possible) and providing them with a healthy diet, which may include food that has been specially recommended for improving your pet’s oral health.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting both cats and dogs. In fact, statistics have revealed that up to 80% of cats and dogs exhibit signs of oral disease by age three.
Periodontal disease in animals is most commonly caused by poor dental hygiene. Additionally, it is more common in smaller dog breeds and certain breeds of cats, as there is typically less room in the mouth for teeth, which are then forced tightly together. Periodontal disease is also more common in aging and senior pets.
Some common signs of periodontal disease include:
- Significantly bad breath
- Discolored teeth (yellow/brown)
- Tooth loss
- Bleeding gums
- Excessive drooling
- Change in eating habits
- Seeming unwillingness to chew food
If you notice these or any other signs of oral disease, contact the Quakertown pet dentists at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic to make an appointment for veterinary dental services.
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