Pet Dentistry in Kingsport, TN
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well! Learn more below.
Pet Dentistry at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital.
You wouldn’t go days, weeks, or months without brushing your own teeth, right? Well, neither should your pet.
Without proper dental care, our pets can develop very painful oral diseases just as easily as humans. Preventative measures include removing the tartar and plaque that has formed over time. Although anesthesia is not needed for our typical trip to the dentist, it is essential for our pets in order to ensure effective cleaning.
Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing dental problems include:
- Bad breath
- Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
- Yellow, broken, or missing teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the face
- Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can diagnose and treat an existing oral health problem, the better the outcome for your loved one.