Veterinary Dental Care in Everett
Caring for Your Pet’s Smile
It’s easy to overlook your pet’s oral health. At Diamond Veterinary Hospital, we make sure to give your pet’s mouth the same level of care and attention as we give the rest of their body because your pet’s dental health is just as important to maintaining a happy and healthy pet. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, we are fully equipped to offer a broad range of dental services, including cleaning and dental surgeries, to keep your pet’s smile happy and healthy for many years to come.
Dental Disease & Your Pet
Periodontal disease, or dental disease, is the most common illness affecting cats and dogs. Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place. It is caused by an excessive buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque, a bacterial film, builds up over time, dying and hardening on the surface of the teeth and thus creating more surface area for new plaque to accumulate. Without regular brushing, the plaque can move beneath the gums and cause infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place. This can cause pain, loss of teeth, and, if not properly treated, permanent damage to your pet’s jaw.
Keep an eye out for these common symptoms of periodontal disease:
- Smelly breath
- Excessive drooling
- Blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
- Difficulty or avoiding eating
Any of the above symptoms can indicate your pet is suffering from some form of periodontal disease. Don’t wait for it to progress before getting help! Your veterinarian in Everett is here to help keep your pet smiling for many years to come.
Professional Dental Cleaning at Diamond Veterinary Hospital
When we examine your pet’s mouth as part of their regular wellness exam, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning in order to treat periodontal disease. Dental cleaning for pets involves general anesthesia so our veterinary team can fully clean your pet’s teeth. As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, our surgical suite is fully equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe throughout their cleaning.
During your pet’s dental cleaning at Diamond Veterinary Hospital, one of our highly trained veterinarians in Everett will use tools similar to those used by human dentists to scale the plaque from your pet’s teeth and polish the enamel. We will also apply an anti-plaque treatment, such as fluoride, to your pet’s teeth to help deter future plaque buildup. Once your pet’s teeth are shiny and clean again, we’ll help you learn how to care for their teeth at home so you can avoid future dental problems.
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