Dental Treatments for Pets

Dentistry

Would you wait seven years to have one comprehensive teeth cleaning? Neither should your pet! Can you believe one yearly dental cleaning is equal to one comprehensive teeth cleaning for humans every seven years?! The Animal Hospital of North Charleston understands the significance of routine dental care and recommends regular, annual exams and cleanings to prevent, as well as diagnose and treat dental disease.

Dental diseases affect more than the mouth and may spread to other organs in the body, potentially causing infection to the heart, kidneys, and liver. A pet’s life may be shortened by 2 years if the disease is left untreated.

Symptoms of dental disease are extremely uncomfortable and painful. Common signs of dental disease include: bad breath, excessive drooling, difficulty chewing, yellow or brown crust of plaque on the teeth or near the gum line, loss of appetite, teeth chattering, weight loss, sneezing and nasal discharge, and irritability.