Making sure that your pet receives regular dental care is the best way to avoid complications from dental disease and add years to the life of your pet. Macon County Veterinary Hospital supplies dental services including ultrasonic scaling of the teeth, polishing, tooth extractions, and tooth salvage procedures.
The veterinarians at Macon County Veterinary Hospital encourage pet owners to begin regular dental exams and cleanings when your pets are young to prevent the development of periodontal disease. Routine check ups and cleanings from your veterinarian are key factors in keeping your pet healthy. Brushing your pet’s teeth in between cleanings and supplying them with oral hygiene chews are additional preventive measures.
If you notice your pets illustrating the following symptoms, they may be suffering from dental disease and should be evaluated:
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Bad breath
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Broken or loose teeth
- Gum recession and/or gum swelling
- Pain in or around the mouth
- Pawing at the face or mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Swelling of the face
- Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Weight loss
If you live in Lafayette, Westmoreland, Dixon Springs, or Bethpage, Tennessee, call Macon County Veterinary Hospital today to schedule an appointment for your pet.