Here at Vivian Animal Hospital, we are proud to be able to offer dental services for our patients.
Dental health is more important than most people realize. Dental disease can lead to many health problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease as bacteria from the teeth travel through the bloodstream. What is even more alarming is how many pets are affected with the disease. It is thought that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats more than three years of age have some form of dental disease.
Good dental health starts at home. Owners should brush their pets’ teeth, as it is the best way to help prevent dental disease. Dental chews are also helpful, along with regular examinations by your pets’ veterinarian.
It is very important to have your pets’ teeth examined by their veterinarian. Despite regular brushing, your pet will likely require professional cleaning at some point. Dental cleanings are day procedures that require general anesthesia. This is the very best way to clean your pets’ teeth. During a professional cleaning, we are able to reach areas under their gums that owners simply can’t. Discolored teeth, red gums, bad breath, and even difficulty eating are all signs of dental disease. Unfortunately, some pets have such severe problems with their mouths that owners notice blood. If your pet is showing any of these signs, it is important to have them examined by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Feel free to contact us today at (318) 375-5555 if you have any questions about dental health or the services we offer.
Dental cleanings are scheduled by appointment only.