Pets are just as susceptible to gum disease as humans which means that plaque can build up and cause problems. If you live in or near Laguna Hills, CA, you can bring your pet to us at Trinity Pet Hospital. Our skilled veterinarian can do dental work on them as part of pet wellness.
How It Starts
Plaque can build up on the gums of your pets and can lead to gum disease like gingivitis. A vet can help reverse this just by cleaning them and then making sure that your pets eat food that is beneficial for their teeth and gums.
The goal is to keep the plaque from turning into tartar. Plaque is more easily removed, whereas tartar is not. Tartar is also a sign of more advanced gum disease, which can lead to your pets losing some or all of their teeth. When plaque forms, it usually resides on top of the gumline. Tartar goes deeper and can cause a number of different problems for your pets.
The Dangers of Non-treatment
Bacteria from the plaque can get into your pets bloodstream and possibly contribute to other conditions. This is on top of them possibly losing teeth, which can affect their ability to eat. That's why it's important to keep their teeth clean.
We can help your pets have healthy teeth and gums again with a thorough cleaning. We will likely sedate them and make sure to get every last bit of plaque off. They may be a bit groggy afterward but should recover quickly.
You can get treats or bones for them to gnaw on at home. These can help contribute to their dental health. There are also toothbrushes that you can use.
It's important to monitor your pets’ teeth and gums yourself. Look to see if they are reluctant to eat certain foods, since it might hurt their mouth. Look for redness around the gum area and do not hesitate to contact our vet if you spot something wrong. The faster that you do that, the better the chance that our vet will catch things in the early stage. Then both you and your pet can be happy.
Get a Pet Exam and Pet Wellness Dental Care from Our Veterinarian
At Trinity Pet Hospital, we are ready to help the pets of Laguna Hills, CA, have healthy teeth. We will check their mouths as part of their pet exam to help them maintain their pet wellness. Contact us today for an appointment. Our “veterinarian near me” is here to help. Call us at (949) 768-1314 for more information.