Pet Dentistry in Bloomfield, NJ
Prime Dental Care for Pets
A commonly overlooked aspect of pet health is oral hygiene, with untreated dental disease inducing pain and inhibiting regular eating habits, not to mention the drastic effects that oral bacteria can do to your pet’s internal organs if it permeates into their bloodstream.
If your furry companion is experiencing persistent bad breath, this is an indicator that oral disease is already present. Therefore, it is crucial to have your pet’s dental health routinely checked with your veterinarian at Essex Animal Hospital.
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Recognizing Signs of Poor Oral Health
Addressing your pet’s oral hygiene and health is essential in preventing additional health complications and avoidable costly surgical expenses. Just putting yourself in your pet’s shoes and having the mere thought of months if not years of no teeth brushing can help bring insight into why regular check-ups with your pet’s dental provider is vital to giving your loved one the highest quality of life they definitely deserve.
If you notice any of these signs/symptoms, it may be attributable to dental disease:
- Chronic bad breath
- Built up plaque or tartar, especially along the gum line
- Bleeding, red, or swollen gums/mouth
- They are in pain while eating or abnormal chewing
- Mouth sensitivity or constant pawing at their face
- Loss of appetite and/or changes in eating habits
- Excessive drooling or unusual inability to retain food in their mouth
- Loose, broken, or missing teeth
Life-Saving Oral Treatments
Although the above symptoms call for immediate veterinary assistance, pets not experiencing such signs should still pay their veterinarian an annual dental visit. The accumulation of food debris and bacteria left unattended can leave devastating consequences to your pet’s teeth, gums, and overall health.
Our dental services available at Essex Animal Hospital include dental radiography, dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning, polishing, and treatment using fluoride), other minor oral surgeries, and more.
Speak to our friendly veterinary staff at (973) 358-0535 to inquire about our dental care services today!
“I've especially appreciated how gentle, caring, and accessible the vets and caretakers have been, handling our animals as if they were their own, and always happy to update us and respond to our questions.”- Zoe K.
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