Pet Dentistry in Liverpool
Bad Breath? Don’t Ignore The First Sign of Periodontal Disease
Bad breath in cats and dogs is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Without proper cleaning, bacteria will turn into plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and gums which can lead to dental disease. When left untreated, dental disease can cause lasting, systemic effects on your pet’s internal organs, including the heart and liver, which can significantly shorten their life.
Even if you are using dental cleaning treats and chews, they are usually not enough to prevent dental disease. It is recommended by the American Animal Hospital Associates (AAHA) that pets be brought in at least once a year for a dental exam and cleaning.
Common Signs of Periodontal Disease
You'll want to be on the lookout for the following signs of periodontal disease. It's important to let your veterinarian know when you notice these symptoms in your own pet. They are as follows:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in water bowl or on chew toys (after the age of teething)
- Excessive drooling
- Lack of appetite
- Loose or missing teeth
- Pain while chewing
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Teeth discoloration
What to Expect at Your Pet’s Dental Exam
During a dental exam with one of our Liverpool Veterinarians, your pet’s teeth, gums and mouth will be thoroughly examined for any signs of plaque, tartar and dental disease. Following the exam, we will recommend a course of treatment which may include a more in-depth dental exam with sedation for advanced cases, a dental cleaning, teeth extractions, or options for at-home care.
Schedule a Liverpool Pet Dental Care Appointment
Our goal at Liverpool is to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care to ensure they live a long, health, happy life. Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums look healthy, reach out to one of our experts so that they can provide steps on how to keep them that way!
“Such an amazing experience at a veterinarian office”- Tabitha G.
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Committed to Exceeding Client Expectations
We have a skilled and educated team of vets who love animals, big and small, and are ready to listen to your needs.
Excellent Practice Standards in the Veterinary Field
We are Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS).
Devoted to the Longevity and Health of Your Pet
We’re here to help and educate you on responsible pet care and preventive health care so you can be ready to assist your loved one throughout every stage of their life.