Pet Dentistry in Windham
Does your dog have bad breath? Are your cat’s teeth yellow? If so, these are just a couple signs that your pet needs a dental exam/cleaning. Plaque and tartar can build up on a pet’s teeth over time, and if not treated, this buildup can lead to gum (periodontal) disease. Just as you brush your teeth and visit the dentist regularly to maintain your own oral health, it’s important for you to take care of your pet’s teeth, too! We recommend that you bring your pet in for annual wellness exams and dental exams/cleanings as needed to lower or even eliminate the risk of gum disease.
Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital’s pet dentistry services in Windham can prevent and treat oral problems. In addition to the oral exam and dental cleaning, we have digital X-ray capabilities to view below the gum line, where most oral problems are found. We perform all dental procedures under anesthesia for your pet’s safety. Our facility is equipped with advanced monitoring equipment to monitor your pet’s vitals. In addition, a technician monitors every patient before, during and after the procedure.
Common Signs of Pet Gum Disease
During your pet’s dental exam, there are several things we evaluate to determine if there’s an oral problem, including:
- Chronic bad breath
- Loss of appetite
- Broken or loose teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Mouth sensitivity
- Pawing at the mouth
- Swollen gums
After recording our findings, we can develop a dental treatment plan to help get your pet’s mouth in tip-top shape.
At-Home Pet Dental Care
Professional veterinary dental care for your pet is a great way to stay on top of oral problems, but at-home care—between visits—is equally important. Regular brushing of your pet’s teeth at home can reduce tartar buildup and ultimately lower his risk for gum disease. If you have any questions about how to properly brush your pet’s teeth, or if would like to schedule a pet dental appointment in Windham, call us at 603-898-8982.