Quality dental care makes a big difference in the quality of life you give your pet. That’s why you should take them to the vet each year for regular dental visits. OnPoint Veterinary Hospital provides pet dentistry services for pet owners and their beloved companions in Middleton, ID.
Pet Dentistry Services Offered
Early intervention can help ensure your pets don’t end up losing their teeth because of untreated dental issues. OnPoint Veterinary Hospital offers a variety of pet dentistry services in our Middleton, ID facility, including:
- X-rays and other radiology
- Tooth repair
If you notice your pet having trouble eating because of pain in their mouth, it’s a good idea to bring them in for an evaluation. You don’t want your dog or cat’s dental issues to progress to where their health may become at risk.
The Importance of a Professional Teeth Cleaning
Pets can experience the same build-up of tartar that afflicts humans. Left untreated, that tartar can harden into plaque. Once it gets below the gum line, it can infect the gum connective tissues that keep your pet’s teeth in place. That can lead to periodontal disease and other health issues.
Regular cleanings keep tartar build-up under control. OnPoint provides pets with anesthesia to keep them from getting too anxious during the procedure. Our teeth cleanings include a polish, fluoride treatment, and sealant.
Your dentist may perform x-rays to get a better look at your pet’s tooth structures. OnPoint Veterinary Hospital staff make sure pets feel safe and comfortable before going forward with any procedures.
Importance of Home Dental Care
You don’t have to wait until a vet visit before providing pets with proper dental care. It’s a good idea to make home dental care part of your pet’s regular grooming routine. Feel free to call the staff at OnPoint Veterinary Hospital if you have questions about the proper way to clean your pet’s teeth or need recommendations on the best products to use.
As you clean your dog’s teeth, look for signs that they may be having issues that need to be examined by a vet, including:
- The sight of extra teeth
- Loss of appetite
- Having trouble chewing food properly
- Experiencing pain when chewing
- Swollen or bloody gums
Many animals become irritable and out of sorts when they are having dental problems. If you suspect that your pet’s temperament change may be related to issues with their gums or teeth, you should have them checked out ASAP.