Veterinary Dental Care in Mansfield
Happy, Healthy Pets and Happy, Healthy Smiles
Much like humans, regular dental care is an essential part of your pet’s overall health. While a visit to the dentist isn’t a lot of fun for either pets or humans, it’s still important to be sure that your pet’s mouth is as well taken care of as the rest of their body. Our Mansfield veterinary professionals will keep your pet’s smile as happy and healthy as possible! Mansfield Veterinary Clinic offers a broad range of dental care services to meet your pet’s needs. During your pet’s regular wellness exams, we’ll conduct an exam of your pet’s mouth and jaw before recommending any dental treatments.
Don’t let your pet avoid the dentist too! Call (817) 473-1012 to make an appointment for a dental exam with our Mansfield veterinary team!
Stinky Breath? It May Be Periodontal Disease
The most common disease among cats and dogs is dental disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue under your pet’s teeth. If left untreated, this disease can progress to cause lost teeth or even damage to the bones of your pet’s jaw. Stop dental disease before it happens!
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bad breath
- Blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
- Loose teeth
- Pain while eating
- Redness or swollen gums
If you notice any of the symptoms in your pet, it’s a good idea to book a dental exam with us as soon as you can. Our Mansfield veterinary team is ready to help get your pet smiling again!
How Does Periodontal Disease Start?
Like humans, periodontal disease in pets starts with plaque, a bacterial film that builds up on the teeth. If you don’t brush your pet’s teeth regularly, the bacteria dies and hardens on your pet’s teeth, causing more surfaces for plaque to accumulate. At this stage, brushing can still help. There are also certain chew toys and hard foods that might help your pet dislodge plaque.
If your pet’s teeth go for too long without proper brushing, the plaque can move below the gum line. This is when infection and pain can start to happen. Professional cleaning is the only way to completely get rid of plaque at this stage. That’s where the team at Mansfield Animal Clinic can step in to help.
Professional Dental Cleaning at Mansfield Animal Clinic
Dental cleanings for pets require anesthesia so that they’re comfortable throughout the procedure. With our fully equipped surgical suite, we’ll monitor your pet throughout the cleaning to make sure they’re stable for the duration of the process.
Like dental cleanings for humans, pets will get their teeth cleaned of plaque and polished up before having a fluoride treatment applied to their teeth. This will help prevent future plaque buildup.
Once your pet’s teeth are sparkling clean again, we’ll help you understand how to take care of your pet’s teeth moving forward. Maintenance is the key to keeping your pet smiling! Be sure to come in for regular checkups so that we can catch periodontal disease before it happens to your pet.
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